The First Tee of Greater Washington, DC doesn’t just teach golf to kids – it’s part of a 20-year-old chapter of programs that uses golf to teach important values and healthy habits. While learning golf skills, participants also learn The First Tee Nine Core Values (honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment), and develop important life skills such as communication, self-management, goal-setting, and overcoming challenges.
The organization’s Life Skills Experience classes are held at 15 golf facilities in the DC area for ages 7 through 18. The First Tee also offers their program in schools and youth centers. The First Tee network stretches across all 50 states and has international programs as well, but the DC chapter was recently recognized as one of the best. That’s why we chose The First Tee as our community spotlight this month. We spoke with Executive Director Clint Sanchez to learn more.Read more
Are you a basketball nut who can’t wait for playoffs? Then you’re in luck: For the first time ever, the Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship will be held in our capitol city. The tournament will be held March 7-11 at Capital One Arena.
PLUS: If you’re active duty or retired military, you’ll want to put March 8th on your calendar. That’s the 2018 Salute to Military Night, and the A 10 Conference wants to give free tickets to you and your family!Read more
A pair of students from the early years of Spingarn High School would go on to become NBA All-Stars. Elgin Baylor and Dave Bing both had long, celebrated careers in the NBA that would earn both a spot in the NBA Hall of Fame.Read more
Events DC is excited to announce RFK Stadium will host a World Rugby match between the Welsh Rugby Union and the South Africa Springboks on Saturday, June 2. With 230 rugby clubs, the Washington, DC-metro area is the second largest region, per capita, in the U.S. for USA Rugby membership and the number one area for the growth of women’s rugby.
For the first-time ever, these two longtime rivals, will square off in a neutral country. Currently ranked No. 6 in the World Rugby rankings, Wales will make their first appearance on American soil since a contest with the United States in 2009, while No. 5 ranked South Africa will return after a 17-year absence.
Tickets for the Wales vs. South Africa rugby match will go on sale to the general public on March 13th.
For more information, visit https://walesvsouthafricarugby.com.
If strolling through a rainbow of fresh-picked produce sounds like a refreshing start to your Saturday or Sunday mornings, then you’ll want to check out the greenest scene around: the DC Open-Air Farmers Market at RFK Campus.Read more
Discover the Dinosaurs: Time Trek opened eyes and imaginations! If you attended, you likely heard the excitement:
“Look over there! Is that a T-Rex?”
“Mom, Dad! I found a 1 million-year-old fossil!”
“Cover your ears now, I am going to RRRROARRRR like a Velociraptor!”
You and your children uncovered, discovered, and let loose. You saw the sheer awe on your kids’ faces as they saw their favorite dinosaurs come to life and you were excited to watch them learn about these amazing creatures that roamed the earth so long ago. You might have learned a bit, too! The next time you play tour guide for friends and family from out of town, throw in a prehistoric twist to the conversation when you are out seeing the sights:
- Did you know the Washington Monument weighs more than 5,000 Apatosauruses?
- About 41 Spinosauruses could stand nose-to-tail in the reflecting pool outside the Lincoln Memorial!
When you get a chance, check out Discover the Dinosaurs’ Social Media Gallery – they are constantly updating it with pictures from the Time Trek Laboratories.
We all enjoy playing outside, with our kids at their tournaments, with our teammates in our weekly leagues, with our neighbors in pickup games. But we’ve all noticed a big problem that has started getting in the way of our play:
We have a real shortage of fields, both in the RFK Campus neighborhood and across the city.
At Events DC, we’re planning ways to help relieve some of this. We have developed an economical and efficient approach in the form of multi-purpose use community fields. As we’ve moved from master planning to concept design into schematics, we’ve had the opportunity to hone in on the program understanding from a technical perspective.Read more
On January 24, we hosted a quarterly meeting moderated by Greg O’Dell, Events DC President and CEO, and followed by Q&A session with area residents. It was great to see many of you in attendance. If you missed the meeting, or just want a reminder of the discussion, please visit http://www.rfkcampus.com/downloads to access the presentation.
Having completed the long-term planning, Events DC is now focused on five short-term elements. These are things we can do on the campus now that you and your neighbors will enjoy, plus we’re confident that they will make our area a regional asset to bring visitors:
- Multi-purpose community fields
- Market Hall
- Sports & Recreation Complex
- Pedestrian bridges with better connectivity to the site
- RFK Memorial
At Events DC, it is critical to us that you are always “in the loop.” We’re all on the same team when it comes to the RFK Campus redevelopment efforts. What’s important to you really is important to us, and the best way for us all to share important points is through continual communication.
But we understand how busy you are, and we don’t want to overload your inbox or fill up your calendar. We are always looking for ways to streamline communication and provide timely updates to you.
With this in mind, we have combined the RFK Quarterly Meeting and RFK Campus Redevelopment Project Update Meeting into one single event. We started this with the January 24 meeting and plan to continue this format for sharing all Campus updates and upcoming event announcements. Don’t forget to pencil us into your calendar for the upcoming RFK Campus/Redevelopment Project Meetings: April 9, July 9, and October 15.
Please remember you don’t have to wait until a meeting to share your thoughts with us. Reach out any time you’d like to voice an opinion. Contact us through this site, Facebook, or Twitter. And continue to let your friends and neighbors know that we’re #RFKReady.
*SAVE THE DATES*
2018 RFK Campus Update Quarterly Meetings
Monday, April 9
Monday, July 9
Monday, October 15Read more