The Friends of Cambridge Athletics (FOCA) annual ‘Walk-a-thon’ fund raiser was transformed this year into what all experienced as a more meaningful ‘Walk & Serve-a-Thon’. Over 350 athletes and coaches representing all fall CRLS athletics programs gathered Sunday morning at the Fresh Pond Water Treatment Facility. After mingling and turning in pledge sheets to eager parent volunteers, the athletes fanned out across the western and northern ends of the city lead by staff/volunteers, coaches and their team captains.
A majority of the Serve-a-Thon work was to assist in the cleanup of open space areas which are frequently used by the Teams and the community. Clean-up occurred at the Alewife Brook Reservation by the Crew and Sailing Teams, at Russell and Rindge Fields by the Football Team and at Danehy Park by the Soccer, Volley Ball and Fencing Teams, where the Park was strewn with litter because of a windy Danehy Park Day on Saturday. Other Serve-a-thon efforts included the Cross Country Team assisting with a road race in Central Square, the Novice Crew Team spreading mulch from Glacken Field to Fresh Pond, and the Golf Team assisting with maintenance at the Fresh Pond Golf Club.
One highlight of the Serve-a-thon was a small group of football players practicing open field tackling techniques with the seniors at Neville Center. Another was extracted items from the Alewife Brook Reservation such as a DVD player and sofa (which seem to go together rather well). The athletes also found so many coffee cups found that they discussed the idea of an appeal to vendors to encourage the elimination of the use of Styrofoam cups and to take action to discourage littering.
Aside from providing needed service to area parks and facilities, the athletes and coaches embraced what could be a new norm and culture in which CRLS teams come together not only for camaraderie, fitness and competition, but also to benefit the our community in addition to having a great deal of fun.
Something extraordinary about CRLS athletics are the many opportunities for meaningful parent involvement. Whether you are simply interested in attending competitions or to also engage more deeply in team fund raising, logistics support, or social events, Friends of Cambridge Athletics (FOCA) helps guide the process.
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Get your Falcon wear- shorts, t- shirts, dry fits, sweatpants , sweatshirts, hoodies (while supplies last) etc.,
June sale : 15% off everything!
We will be selling during Nest Fest: Friday 6/3 Lunch A & B and also at CRLS Graduation Thursday June 9th!
Or order on line http://friendsofcambridgeathletics.org/shop by June 17th !
Proceeds go to athletic teams and senior scholarships
All shirts and shorts are $2 off when you buy in person at the store (war memorial by the gym).
FALCONS CLOTHING: All sweatpants, sweatshirts, T shirts, shorts, etc. can be ordered online here and picked up at the athletic office at the high school or come schedule a time to shop and try on at the store ON Request after school or A or B lunch by contacting Alice at 617-620-7654.
Friends of Cambridge Athletics is having a March Madness sale! All Falcon clothing is 10% off and all Crew neck sweatshirts are only $15.
Order online by clicking here. Be sure to use the coupon:
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Please join the Friends of Cambridge Athletics (FOCA), CRLS Coaches (All Seasons) fellow parents (all seasons) and other supporting community members at our FOCA Winter Social.
Tickets are $25 each (larger donations welcome) and may be purchased online, or with cash, check or credit card at the door. Coaches are free!
Proceeds benefit the FOCA Development Fund and will support athletic endeavors at CRLS through grants to teams. The raffle this season is a 50/50 (the winner will get 50% of the raffle proceeds – you must be present to win)! All guests are also eligible for a fabulous MYSTERY door prize!
And please respond to this invitation ASAP so that we can get an accurate headcount! Many Thanks!
Friday, February 12, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
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The CRLS Swag Shop is now Live! We have t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, flannel pants and ore! Click here to check our our online shop.
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