The season feels like it is in full swing! The schedule is all set (minus Champions League) with the Manchester United friendly added during the summer time! Gorilla FC has had a ton of support from new members this year, and it’s been a blast meeting everyone at the first couple of games.
JAPAN BOWLING BENEFIT UPDATE
We had a great benefit in March for the Japan Red Cross relief. You can see a video of the news coverage on the Sounders FC website here. All together, our collective efforts with Garage Billiards and Sounders FC brought in approximately $3,500 for the relief. Way to go Gorilla FC!
REQUEST FOR GORILLA FC TALENT AND HELP
As a collective, we count on the “collective” effort of our entire membership whenever possible. If you have an idea, skill, benefit, etc. you can bring forward to the organization, please do so by either talking with a Gorilla FC captain or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Gorilla FC captains always encourage more involvement whenever, and wherever possible. Many thanks!
PORTLAND BUS TRIP UPDATE
We are ecstatic about our bus trip to Portland to take on the Timbers! Even more so that our bus trip is completely sold out and will be carrying pumped up and enthusiastic Gorilla FC fans to PGE Park! If you need more information regarding the trip, please talk with Kevin Zelko or send off an email to email@example.com
GORILLA FC 2011 KIT AND A NEW SWEATSHIRT DESIGN
If you have not taken the time to purchase your Gorilla FC 2011 kit, you can purchase one at any time either in person or from the Gorilla FC e-store. Kits are $30 (unless you need it shipped or a size 2XL or larger) and include a 2011 scarf, t-shirt and membership card. Additionally, Keith at Method Designs has created a brand new design for the 2011 sweatshirt. The new sweatshirts can also be found at the Gorilla FC e-store and will be $35 (unless you need it shipped or a size 2XL or larger, then an additional cost will be added).
SPECIAL THANKS TO JASON YOUNG
This man is a machine! Not to mention that he is quite the social butterfly! Jason does a ton of great work spreading the news about Gorilla FC events and anything else that happens to represent the collective. If you find yourself being an excellent “social butterfly”, then you should try to work alongside Jason to strengthen our communication lines even further than they already are!
GORILLA FC IS SHOPPING……
Our collective is looking and shopping for two specific things:
One, Gorilla FC needs an ID card printer as the captains have grown weary of outsourcing this part of our collective and would like to have their own. The card printer must print double-sided cards and be able to print in color. We have also thrown around the idea of outsourcing our ID card printer (once obtained) go other organizations as a means to raise money and help offset the cost in the long run. Any help would be most appreciated!
Secondly, Gorilla FC wants some large flags! We have many Tifo creation sessions, but we are always looking for large flags. If you can design them or them manufactured…we are interested! Section 120 and abroad will always looking better with more Tifo!
TWITTER AND FACEBOOK???
With many new and returning members, we want to make sure that our members are connected. We encourage our members, both returning and new, to follow Gorilla FC on Twitter @ GorillaFC and on Facebook.
FEELING FANCY??? CHECK OUT THE MASQUERADE WINE COMPANY!!!
Masquerade Wine Company is a boutique Washington winery from Bellingham that makes artisan, award-winning red, white, and sparkling wines from the great Northwest. Try our Champagne-style sparkling wine, “Effervescing Elephant” featuring label artwork painted by an Asian elephant, with proceeds benefiting Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project and their work to support the rescue and rehabilitation of abandoned and abused Asian elephants.
Masquerade’s proprietors, Bill & Jennifer Kimmerly, both Sounders FC season ticket holders and Gorilla FC members, wish the Seattle Sounders FC, their fans, and members of Gorilla FC and exciting season of MLS soccer in our quest for our first MLS Cup and defending our US Open Cup. You can find our wines at many fine wine shops and restaurants throughout the metro Seattle area, or order on-line at www.masqueradewines.com. Enter the promo code “GorillaFC” when ordering on-line to receive 10% off any order, or 20% off any case or more order throughout the MLS 2011 season. Free delivery to your home or business in metro the Seattle area. Join us on Facebook www.facebook.com/MasqueradeWines or Twitter @MasqueradeWines).
UPCOMING SOUNDERS FC SCHEDULE
As a reminder, please remember that Gorilla FC is moving our away viewings/gatherings to different partner bars. See our site for addresses if you need them. GFC Members get discounts with membership cards!
4/9/11 – Home Match – Chicago Fire – Pre-Party at Fado 10:30 am & 1:00 pm Match Time
4/16/11 – Away Match – Philadelphia Union – Auto Battery on Capitol Hill – 1:00 pm Match Time
4/22/11 – Away Match – Colorado Rapids – Summit Public Ale House on Capitol Hill – 6:30 pm Match Time
4/30/11 – Home Match – Toronto FC – Pre-Party at Fado 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm Match Time