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Annual Poetry Slam Showcases DC SCORES Student-Athletes

Last night, November 30, DC SCORES held the first part of their annual Poetry Slam at the Columbia Heights Education Campus.

Student athletes from 14 DC SCORES elementary and middle schools took to the stage and put on quite a show.  

Each elementary school performed two original group poems and one original individual poem, while teams from the participating middle schools performed one, two, or three songs that grew out of their original poetry.  

In the elementary school group, Bancroft took 3rd place, H.D. Cooke took 2nd place, and Perry Street Prep claimed the top prize.  Shaw won first place for the middle schools, and Lincoln was awarded second.  

Read a full recap on the night that was on DCSCORE blog.

Take a look at the video above to see one specific performance from the Brightwood Education Campus.

Columbia Heights Cup Soccer Fundraiser Coming To Neighborhood December 10

Columbia Heights Cup Soccer Fundraiser Coming To Neighborhood December 10

This December, the Columbia Heights neighborhood will be the place for DC's largest winter soccer tournament. 

On Saturday, Dec. 10, the Columbia Heights Cup benefiting DC SCORES -- which runs after-school soccer, poetry and service-learning programs for over 800 low-income youth in the District -- will take over the soccer-popular neighborhood. 

The all-day, co-ed, 7v7 recreational tournament organized by District Sports will be played at four sites all within a mile or two of each other:

DPR Closes Grass Fields Due to Recent Rain

 

This notice comes to us from John Stokes:

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has announced that due to recent rain, DPR grass fields will be closed Wednesday, November 16, 2011 for the safety of DPR customers. Poor field conditions can pose a hazard to participants and damage the playing surface, thereby making the field unusable over time. 

All artificial turf fields will remain open and playable at the discretion of the game officials. 

For more information call the DPR Weather Hotline, (202) 671-0331, follow us on Twitter, @DCDPR, or visit the DPR athletic fields information page.

Mayor Gray Turns Spotlight On DCPS Student Athletes

Mayor Gray Turns Spotlight On DCPS Student Athletes

 

From Doxie McCoy:

In his ongoing effort to elevate high school sports in the District of Columbia, Mayor Gray today will announce updates to this year’s annual Thanksgiving Day tradition. The 42nd Annual Safeway Turkey Bowl will pit the Dunbar Senior High School Crimson Tide against the Coolidge Senior High School Colts for the Turkey Bowl Championship.  The game will be played on Thursday, November 24, 11:00 am at Eastern High School, 1700 East Capitol Street, NE.

Ground To Broken on Raymond Recreation Center Reconstruction Project

Ground To Broken on Raymond Recreation Center Reconstruction Project

 

From Robert Marus:

 

Today Wednesday, November 9, at 11:30 A.M., Mayor Gray will join members of the Ward 4 community in celebrating the groundbreaking for the new Raymond Recreation Center.

 

Raymond Recreation Center Closes to Make Way for a New Facility

 

This notice comes to us from John Stokes:

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has closed Raymond Recreation Center to begin construction of a brand new facility for Ward 4 residents. To celebrate this event, Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Ward 4 Council Member Muriel Bowser, City Administrator Allen Lew, DPR Director Jesus Aguirre, and DGS Interim Director Brian Hanlon will join DC residents to hold a groundbreaking at 915 Spring Road, NW on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 11:30AM. Local residents, community leaders, and visitors are invited to help kick off this new project.  

A new recreation center will be construct on the site along with outdoor improvements. The new recreation center will be attached to the Raymond Elementary School. Some features of the new facility include: