August 6th-- we sold tickets for a MN United at NSC Stadium in Blaine. A portion of each ticket was donated back to us & the work we do. Of course we had to get a crew together to go support The Loons. At 4:30 we met in Cedar-Riverside at The Nomad and grabbed a couple 🍺's. We got discounted tickets for the Death Loon Express (+ 1 Summit tall boy) from our friends, The Dark Clouds (United's Supporters Group), which transported us to and from the game. We grilled & hung out outside the stadium. United unfortunately fell to Miami 3-0 that night, but it was a beautiful night, we supported the team and it was a lot of fun. We can't wait for the upcoming MLS season!*
*MN United is the newest member of Major League Soccer (MLS), the highest level of professional soccer in the country. They begin play in 2017 at TCF Bank Stadium.
July 31st-- from 12-2:30pm we hosted a Soccer-Tennis* Tournament at Thomas Beach on Lake Calhoun (Minneapolis). We set up 4 courts and had 16 teams enter! It was single elimination with a consolation bracket, so you were guaranteed 2 games. We had pizza donated by Broders Cucina Italiana, salad from Old Highland City Garden, & watermelon. Sisyphus Brewery donated crowlers and pint glasses & La Burgos FC donated trophies and medals to the Top 3 & Consolation Champions. It was a sunny afternoon at the beach. Thanks to everyone who came out to play & support!
1st Place: Dumper (Caleb & Odin) 2nd Place: Banshee (Martin & Ross) 3rd Place: Hush (Paul & Andrew) Consolation Champs: LDFPD (Tony & Brooks)
*Soccer-Tennis is a soccer-specific game that combines aspects of tennis and volleyball scoring. 3 bounces per side, line is in, 2 serves, rally scoring, etc
July 14-- from 6pm-9pm we had our 1st ever Happy Hour! Wander North Distillery (NE Minneapolis) hosted us at their cocktail lounge serving up drinks made from their homemade gin, vodka, & whiskey. Panini Pinups Food Truck was on site making hot (classic americana) sandwiches. A portion of each drink sold was donated to Futsal Society and we managed to raise just over $100! This $ raised will help us be able to donate 25 sets of backpacks & school supplies to Lucy Laney Community School (North Minneapolis). Thanks to everyone who came out & supported!