School Shopping? Your Purchases Can Help ABGC!
It’s that time of the year (darn it!) when many parents and students are thinking about getting ready for school. If you’re going to be shopping on Amazon this month please take a moment and name ABGC as your AmazonSmile designated charity.
It’s a simple and automatic way for ABGC supporters to help our organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to ABGC programs. Your AmazonSmile donations help pay for ABGC’s many community programs and thousands of scholarships we offer each season to qualified families.
How do you shop on Amazon Smile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
How do I select ABGC when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select Annandale Boys and Girls Club (ABGC) from the non-profit menu of choices to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
It’s beginning to feel like summer and that means ABGC summer programs are beginning. Annandale Cheer will be holding an interest meeting soon. Please join us to learn more about participating in our popular Cheer program.
ABGC Cheer Interest Meeting
Thursday, June 7th
5:30pm – 7:00pm
George Mason Library
ABGC is also excited to host our annual Free Summer Football Camp. Registration is open now at abgc.org. Camp will be July 24-26 & July 31st from 6:00p-7:30p at Braddock Elementary School. Go to abgc.org to register.
It’s soccer time for Annandale Boys and Girls Club Soccer players and coaches! Save the date and join us for our spring clinics at Mason District Park. This is a great day for all our young recreational soccer players to come and learn some soccer.
Saturday, April 7th
2:00 – 3:00pm Mitey Mites & Kindergarten
3:00pm – 4:00pm First & Second Grades
4:00pm – 5:00pm Third & Fourth Grades
Wear your ABGC jersey or a white t-shirt, soccer or tennis shoes and be sure to bring your water and a soccer ball (marked with your name).
See you on the soccer field!
Former Jeb Stuart soccer standout and Boston University’s, Anna Heilferty, will join the U-19 USA National team. Anna was the Patriot League Rookie of the Year her first season at Boston University.
She’s from Falls Church and was a four-year letter winner at Jeb Stuart, four-time all-conference and three-time Capitol Conference Player of the Year, 2016 Washington Post First Team All-Met and Player of the Year.
There is always a lot happening at the Annandale Boys & Girls Club so we wanted to catch you up on some of this month’s highlights.
Annandale U-18 Boys Win Soccer State Championship
The AUFC U-18 boys won the U.S. Club State Championship 2-0 last weekend. They now advance to the U.S. Club Regionals in Massachusetts in July.
ABGC Honors 2017 Football Player of the Year
Adhil is an A/B student at Holmes Middle School and has played football with the Annandale Boys & Girls Club since the age of 8. He is a leader who rushed for 620 yards and threw 5 passes for 130 yards along with 10 solo tackles. Effort is something you can’t coach, either you have it or you don’t, Adhil has it all, brains, size, and the attitude to compete anywhere.
Adhil was voted captain of his team by his teammates and also volunteers at the library reading to younger students and raising funds. Adhil is a student mentor at Parklawn Elementary School and plays on the advanced band at Holmes Middle School. We look forward to watching him develop into a versatile and fearsome football player in the years to come.
National Soccer Team and ABGC Alum
Anna Heilferty has been invited to the USA Under-20 National Team camp at the end of February. Anna was the Patriot League Rookie of the Year at Boston University.
Ready for Lacrosse Season?
Registration is now open for Annandale Youth Lacrosse for boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams.
ABGC Tree Lot is Open
During the Holiday Season, the Annandale Boys’ & Girls’ Club provides hundreds of the best Christmas trees available. You can choose from a terrific selection of Fraser Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine, ConColor Fir and Norway Spruce. The ABGC Christmas tree lot is open Monday-Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Please come and get full service and warm holiday attention while picking out your Christmas Tree from the Annandale Boys & Girls Club. All proceeds go toward the ongoing effort to provide the best youth sports program at the lowest price, while never refusing a youth’s participation due to lack of funds.
The Christmas Tree lot is located on North Chambliss Street in Alexandria, Virginia, across Beauregard Street from Landmark Plaza Shopping Center on Little River Turnpike, right behind the Enat Ethiopian Restaurant and across Beauregard St. from the Total Wine store, which is west of Route 395.
Bring this flyer for a 10% discount.
There are NEW dates for the free Annandale Football Camp this summer. Camp will now be held:
July 24th to July 28th
6:00p to 7:30p
Annandale High School
Join us this weekend for the Annandale Boys & Girls Club’s Summer Soccer Festival. ABGC players from Mighty Mites through 2nd grade will enjoy a fun day of soccer games, skill stations and prizes. Every player receives a goody bag and a Soccer Festival medal. It’s a terrific day for players and families to get together and enjoy some time on the turf.
You don’t have to come with your entire team. Individual players are invited to join us to come play. Bring a friend and double the fun.
The event starts at 9:30a with the Mighty Mites playing first followed by Kindergarten, 1st grade girls, 1st grade boys, 2nd grade girls and 2nd grade boys. The event ends at 7:30pm
If you have any questions contact us at 703-941-(ABGC) 2242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annandale Alumni Make Their Mark in Soccer
Langley High School (ABGC’s Bo Amato is the coach and Jacob Labovitz is the Men’s All Metropolitan Player of the Year) and Madison High School (Alyssa from VYSA State U-19 Champion Annandale Extreme) won the Region and advance to soccer State Semi-finals. Jeb Stuart Girls Soccer won their First Conference Championship since Julie Germain’s team in 1977, with Anna Heilferty Conference and All Metropolitan Player of the Year; Mariana Hershner and Chloe Beverina First Team All-Conference, Soccer Festival.
Eryk Williamson played 120 minutes for the USA Under 20 team in the U-20 World Cup Quarter-final 1 – 0 loss.
Annandale Lacrosse Teams in Playoffs
Annandale Youth Lacrosse has two boys teams and one girls team still playing in the playoffs. The 14ULB Boys Team, coached by Jeff McCormack is in the NVYLL Finals. They have gone undefeated this season. The 12ULB under Rik Ebbeson is also in the Finals this weekend. The AYL Girls 7/8 UB team goes on to the next round with a 9 to 7 win. The girls will play Saturday 3:20pm at Arrow Head Park Field 3 and with a win would play in the championship on Sunday.
Annandale Youth Lacrosse will also be well-represented in the High School Boys State Lacrosse Final on Saturday, June 10th. Among the 23 Annandale players on the WT Woodson Varsity team are many who played together at AYL since they first picked up a stick:
WT Woodson Boys Varsity – AYL Alumni
Jack Cameron M So
Tomas Duer D Jr
Conner Morris A So
Matt Fruchterman A So
Dean Eby D Sr
Jakob Palmer M Sr
Nathan Phan M Jr
Taylor Wright A So
Connor Cuviello M So
Scott Sloan A Fr
Keith Garlepp G So
Brendan Burns M So
Jackson Miller A Sr
Alex Olson M Sr
Carson Hoffman A Fr
Jack Swanton D Jr
Payton Andrews M So
Drew Olsen D Sr
Brody Farr M Fr
Aidan Stoll D Fr
Daniel Gaugler M So
Cooper Terry A So
Mark Murray D So
All of these high school playoff games are terrific opportunities for younger players to see their sport played at the high school level and envision their future as high school athletes.
The WT Woodson Varsity lacrosse team will play South County for the State Championship title at 9:30am at Robinson Secondary. Please come out and support the Woodson boys and all of our ABGC alumni playing throughout the region.
The Annandale Boys & Girls Club had the privilege to host the Virginia/North Carolina Golden Gloves Tournament in March. This event is the most prestigious in amateur boxing. Bobby Magruder, the Golden Gloves Regional Chairman, dedicated the tournament to ABGC’s founder and former Washington, D.C. Golden Gloves Champion, Everett Germain.
We hosted three action-packed days of young men and women, boys and girls, who competed with the ultimate goal of being crowned Golden Glove Champions. When the smoke cleared and the dust settled, the Annandale Boys & Girls Club boxing team added another name to its long list of amateur champions. Mikhail Hussain walked away with the gold medal in his age and weight division.
Annandale Golden Gloves Winner Mikhail Hussain
The Golden Gloves organization and ABGC boxing share the philosophy that there were no losers in this year’s event. Many of those competing are at-risk youth learning important life skills and striving to be all that they can be. In fact, ABGC boxing – in the spirit of Everett Germain – takes pride in the many young people who’ve used their boxing life-experiences to find their way toward college in addition to those who became professional boxers. ABGC has developed many good professional boxers including, Zain “Tiger” Shah, Tod “White Lightning” Wilson and Edgar “El Tigre” Torres. ABGC is proud of our boxers, including our latest Golden Glove winner.
For more information on the Annandale Boxing program go to our website and stay tuned for more details on a major event being planned for the fall.