Riveters Takeover Orlando!

 Posted by on September 22, 2017  Away Travel, Championship  No Responses »
Sep 222017
 

NWSL Final – October 14, 2017

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As we all know, attending an Away Match is tons of fun. And when your team is in the Away Match, even better! We don’t know yet if the Thorns will be in the NWSL Final this year, but our fingers are crossed. Many of us are going anyway & we had a fantastic time in Houston last year, even without the Thorns playing.

In preparation, we have secured match tickets, some housing, and have a few events on the schedule!

MATCH TICKETS:

If you’d like to travel with us, the first thing to do is to get your match tickets ordered! In order to get that taken care of, please go here: https://timbersarmy.org/event-2639430

Please note that tickets into Orlando City Stadium are digital, so you’ll need to have these loaded on your cell phone when you get to the stadium.

HOUSING/TRAVEL:

With help from Denise of the Pride’s Crown SG, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Downtown (191 East Pine Street, Orlando, FL 32801), which is less than 1 mile to the stadium. This hotel has free breakfast, free cocktail reception, & free wifi for starters. Details for getting in on this deal are here: http://rosecityriveters.org/orlando-travelaccommodations/

We have also setup a Facebook page especially for travel discussion/arrangements. Please go to this link to find folks to share rooms, cars, etc. with. https://www.facebook.com/events/890519707765465

FRIDAY NIGHT MEETUP:

The Crown Supporter Group has invited everyone to a meet up!  $5 donation at the door.  Meet Friday night beginning at 6pmET @ The Venue: 511 Virginia Drive, Orlando.

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SATURDAY A.M. PICKUP SOCCER:

If you are interested in lacing up your boots side by side with other SG’s & getting a little footy in, you’ve come to the right place. With help from Mike of the Pride’s Crown SG we’ll have pickup soccer on Saturday morning close to Embassy Suites. If you were with us last year, the pickup soccer was great fun. The sprinklers went on so we all got a little wet but since it was hot, no problem! We had folks repping the Riveters, Bayou City Republic, & the Spirit Squadron among others. Meet on Saturday at 9:30am at 480 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801.

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WoSoCo:

Jen Cooper of KeeperNotes is once again hosting this conference & more information can be found here: http://keepernotes.com/wosoco/

TAILGATE HOSTED BY THE CROWN:

The Crown Supporter Group has invited everyone to their pre-game event!
For $10 you get a Low Country Boil, Mac & Cheese, Cole Slaw & Dump Cake.

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Meet on Saturday, NOON – 3PM @ Broken Cauldron Brewery: 1012 W Church St, Orlando.

PRIDE WEEKEND:

Go to this site for more information about Pride events over the weekend: https://comeoutwithpride.com/events/

As more events get communicated & finalized we will add them here, so please check back again. We hope to see you in Orlando!

 

Sep 182017
 

For those that know – It’s almost BYCAP time!!

For those that have joined the Rose City Riveters fanbase this season, let me explain what BYCAP is, and why you should help us out.

At the end of the year, folks get this wild idea that, out of admiration and/or gratitude, they should buy the capos a pint. This is a really, REALLY great idea but, honestly, there’s no way they can drink that much and remain functional through the game.

Thus, we have our annual season ending BYCAP fundraiser.   (This year it is going to be on September 30th when the Portland Thorns take on the Chicago Red Stars)

BYCAP is Buy Your Capo A Pint, and it is a chance for Thorns fans to say, “Thank you” to the volunteer crew that keeps the NWSL’s most passionate, loud, and proud supporters working together to support our beloved athletes.

Yes, we are asking one more thing of you on the last match of the season; Consider whatever funds you would spend on getting a complimentary beverage or two for a hard-working capo, drummer, horn player…  Instead of buying beverage/s and getting us smashed, put that money into our collection buckets and we will turn it into tuition for young girls to attend Portland’s own Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls.

“Creative voices of girls and women need to be amplified to create social change. Girls need positive role models and support for their creative endeavors. We can build a community where girls support each other rather than tear each other down. We can empower girls to recognize, understand and respond to discrimination. ‘Girls Rock’ is more than just a slogan.”

Head to Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls for more information on the AMAZING work they do, what they offer, what other donations they need and how to get tickets to The AMP Awards gala event in November.

Please help us, your capos, drums, and horns, give back to our community through BYCAP 2017 (and save our livers) on September 30th!

WAIT!!! Are you sad because:

  • Don’t carry cash?
  • Want to spread twice the love?
  • Going to be out of town?
  • Are a long-distance fan?

You can donate in advance by clicking here!

Thanks, love and passion – yours truly the RCR Capos DnT.

PS – Share the hell out of this please.  😊 <3

Orlando Travel/Accommodations

 Posted by on September 14, 2017  Away Travel  No Responses »
Sep 142017
 

Passing along this message from Denise Murray of Pride’s Crown in Orlando:

Great news! I have secured 20 rooms for the NWSL playoffs for October 13th and 14th at Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando downtown.

It is less than 1 mile to the Orlando City/Pride Stadium and is an all-suite hotel.

Address is  191 E Pine St, Orlando, FL 32801. We have 10 king rooms with pull-out sofa bed and 10 doubles with pull-out sofa bed.

Here is what we get:

1. Free made-to-order breakfast daily

2. Free cocktail reception nightly

3. Valet parking for fee

4. Free shuttle to and from the stadium

5. Free wifi

6. Gathering areas

Rooms are based on double occupancy and kids are free. Each additional adult in a room is $15 per person to cover cost of food and beverages. The hotel is beautiful and the staff is extremely helpful with a great view and pool overlooking the skyline.

Fine print:

  1. Rooms are nonrefundable but can be transferred
  2. Once you pay for your room you will get a confirmation in your name within 48 hours
  3. 2 night minimum required
  4. You’re responsible for valet fees and incidentals
  5. Have fun

To book a room, please PayPal poohmurrdog@aol.com and use Send as Friends and Family so there are no fees.

Then email me or put in notes:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Guests’ names in room
  • King or double room

PayPal Poohmurrdog@aol.com  $229/night x 2 = $458 + 12.5% tax = $515.25 total

Add $15 per adult for additional adults in room.

You may call or text as well with questions. 407-694-8744

I look forward to seeing everyone in October.

-Denise Murray

Sep 112017
 

It’s that time of the year! While excitedly anticipating the playoffs, we still take a moment to reflect upon the season thus so far, and how each player has contributed to Portland Thorns FC’s overall success.

To that end, it’s time to poll all of you. Who is your “Player of the Year”?

Click here to vote.

The poll will close soon, so don’t delay.

The player with the most votes will be honored Saturday, September 30th. See you there!