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2018 Community Grant Application Open Now!

Events DC is proud to support non-profit organizations that uplift youth through sports, performing arts, and cultural arts in our District. One of the ways we do this is through our semi-annual Community Grant Program.

Applications for the second round of the Fiscal Year 2018 Community Grants are being accepted now! But don’t wait: The submission deadline is February 1!

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Recapping Local Events: Captains Draft Has Nail-Biting Finale

Thank you for helping to make Captains Draft 4.0 – the first-ever esports tournament staged at the historic DC Amory – a tremendous success! We learned a lot from our fantastic partners at Moonduck Studios and we hope that you got to enjoy the experience whether you’re new to online gaming competitions or ready to participate in one yourself!

So far in 2018, Captains Draft 4.0 is the only public Dota 2 Minor tournament in the United States. We were excited to host eight of the best gaming teams in the world:

  • Evil Geniuses
  • Team Secret
  • OG
  • compLexity
  • Mineski
  • Vici Gaming
  • Team Empire
  • paiN Gaming (Formerly known as Midas Club Elite)
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1.29 A Message from Max & Greg

Happy 2018 from all of us at Events DC!

Thank you to everyone who made the resolution to actively promote the cause of RFK Stadium-Armory Campus revitalization efforts by attending our January 24 RFK Campus Redevelopment Citywide Community Update Meeting at St. Luke Catholic Church.

In case you missed it, we recently announced the refined designs for the multi-purpose recreational fields, phase one of the short-term elements for the redevelopment project.  The recreational fields will include 2-3 multi-sport fields that include better pedestrian and waterfront access as well as supporting infrastructure that include a celebration pavilion and playground. We are projecting a groundbreaking for early fall 2018 with substantial completion in spring 2019.  

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Community Calendar 12.14

Looking for some local fun for the whole family? Check out these upcoming events! 

*SAVE THE DATES*

2018 RFK Campus Quarterly Meetings

Monday, January 8

Monday, April 9

Monday, July 9

Monday, October 15

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Community Spotlight: Unity Health Care

Unity Health Care combines compassion with comprehensive health and human services to promote healthier families and stronger communities. With more than 20 traditional and nontraditional health centers, as well as a medical outreach mobile unit, they provide a wide variety of health care needs to District residents, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.

Unity managed the health expo at the Safeway Feast of Sharing in November, and we are delighted to feature them in this month’s Community Spotlight. We spoke with Audrey White, Director of Corporate and Community Relations, about Unity’s work to keep DC residents healthy.

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This Month in RFK History

The Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys enjoy a heated rivalry that stretches back to 1961. Sports Illustrated has called the rivalry “one of the greatest in sports,” and ESPN named it the best rivalry in the NFL. So when the Redskins played their last game against the Cowboys at RFK Stadium, they made sure to do their home turf proud!

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I Wonder… How’s Construction on the ESA Coming Along?

Construction is really ramping up on the Entertainment and Sports Arena (ESA) on St. Elizabeths East Campus. And now you can follow the build through time-lapse photo coverage! 

Click here to watch the Arena rise in real-time though this live-stream.

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Oh, What a Year!

As we continue our push to activate the iconic 190-acre RFK-Stadium-Armory campus, we at Events DC are proud of all the accomplishments over the past year. From a variety of beautification projects to facility renovations to extended partnerships with and support of area community groups. We know that we couldn’t have the successes of these initiatives without all your support.

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EdFest: Kids Find Their School

On December 9, more than 1,500 kids and their parents visited the DC Armory to browse local schools at the My School DC EdFest 2017. Nearly 200 District of Columbia public and public charter schools were on hand to talk with families about their various educational opportunities for pre-kindergarten through high school.

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The Sankofa Project Title IX Conference and Classic presented by Events DC

Over 1,200 girls from 15 states and Canada will travel to the District for an eight-bracket, three-day tournament that introduces female students to rewarding career paths in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).  The Sankofa Project National Title IX Conference and Classic presented by Events DC will be held at the DC Armory from December 27-30.

In 1972, Title IX legislation was passed that changed the face of sports. Before that time, only 7% of high school athletes and 15% of college athletes were female. Title IX demanded equal access to sports for both males and females. We are honored to help the Sankofa Project fulfill its objective of inspiring female athletes and STEAM scholars.

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