Thursday, October 21, 2010

You Stay Classy, Grassroot Project

Hey guys,

The Grassroot Project has been nominated for the Stay Classy Awards: DC!

Unlike Pepsi- this is actually something we can win! We have already gotten past the nomination round, the judging round, and are in the final round. There are only 4 other org's in our category, which is for best college organization. The prize is up to $25,000 in money, in-kind donations, and consulting services.

Unlike Pepsi, you only have to vote ONCE total and it is easy to do! Voting ends tomorrow, October 22nd at 9pm!

Please take 2 minutes out of your day to do this!

We're kind of a big deal...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

3rd Annual Grassroot Fest a success!

Last Saturday on October the 2nd, the Grassroots Hoyas put on their annual Grassroots Fest. The Fest is the annual fundraiser that spreads HIV/AIDS prevention awareness and raises money for the cause. This year the Fest focused on “Lose the Shoes” and hosted a 3v3 barefoot soccer tournament.

A month long campaign had pre-registered many teams. Excitement filled North Kehoe field as teammates furiously set up the tables and fields; thankfully helpers from all over, which included Georgetown and Howard worked together to finish last-minute details. Hungry competitors filled into the field ready to kick off their shoes. As the teams signed-in and received their wildly popular Hi-viz shirts, others nibbled on the delicious chips and salsa from Qdoba and the Georgetown Cupcakes.

Action commenced with a thanks and a reminder of the day’s goals. Teams broke up into smaller group for group play. This stage decided who would make the cut into the highly touted elimination round; only eight teams made the cut. After a quick regrouping to give out Team-up bands to the 8 teams, action commenced. The elimination rounds brought out a new sense of urgency in all 8 teams. They wanted the Tomb’s gift certificate. In the end there could only be one and the Falklands triumphed over all.
Overall the 3rd annual Grassroots Fest was a success. All the competitors had a great time, and most importantly we spread awareness. Everyone looks forward to the spring when Grassroots Fests brings the 5k run and more prizes.