Thank you Kasey Keller!
In front of yet another record breaking crowd, We watched #18′s last regular home game on Saturday October 15th against San Jose. Granted we have him through the playoffs (and MLS cup final) this was the night to thank and pay tribute to one of the greatest goalkeepers the US has ever produced. 64,140 (the 4th largest soccer crowd in the world that weekend) watched Keller make save after save to help us keep the points at home and earning him the Save of the week title. Thank you Kasey.
Against RSL on Saturday October 29, the score was not what we had expected, but this is Soccer and It’s not over til it’s over All will be decided in front of the best supporters in the MLS on Wednesday Nov. 2nd @ C link. The pre party begins@ FADO at 4. Come get your tickets and join us for a pint!
2012 GFC membership kit:
Renewing your membership? Joining us for the first time?
We are pre selling the 2012 GFC Kit. The Gorilla FC membership kit comes with the 2012 scarf, a membership card and a GFC t-shirt.
New membership organization
Would you like to join the Gorilla FC leadership Affinity groups? Email Gorillafc@gmail.com
and bring your strengths to help out the collective.
America airlines discount travel for supporters
Similar to the opportunity offered for the end of the MLS regular season, American Airlines is pleased to share with supporters another opportunity for discount air travel. The offer will be applicable to the American Airlines hubs listed below and will be valid for purchase through November 10th.
To redeem the offer, supporters can visit www.aa.com and enter the applicable promotional code to save 5% off of published fares. To access this opportunity without the web, call the MSD department at 800-433-1790 from 6:00am – 12:00pm CST.
CITY PROMO NUMBER
Membership council update:
Please take just a second to vote for the Gorilla FC Membership Council nominees. We need to get them on council to represent us on Council. Please pick one, as they need 25 votes each.
Do you want to represent GFC on membership council?
If so, email email@example.com
and state what your goal is for council. It takes 25
votes to get on council from other Season Ticket Holders. Membership Council members meet with the Sounders front Office quarterly and attend monthly council meetings to discuss going-on’s of the Sounders and season ticket holders. Council Members have also received some great benefits such as special jerseys or golden scarves.
END OF THE YEAR GFC & NEF PARTY
Come celebrate with GFC, NEF and help raise money for a great cause. Mark your calendar for Friday December 2nd.
This year’s party will be at Golazo Headquarters. There will be Sounders trophies there, lots of beverages, tons of party 3 on 3 indoor tourney, DJ’s and more to be announced. All proceeds go to 100 For Haiti.
EVENT REGISTRATION FOR THE 2012 SUPPORTER’S SUMMIT
Registration for the 2011 Supporters Summit is now open!We are pleased to offer the first three-hundred (300) registrants attending the upcoming Supporters Summit a complimentary limited edition 2011 Supporters Summit scarf and a complimentary 2012 Match Day Live subscription (a $59.99 value).
The Supporters Summit is your chance to meet supporters from around the League, hear from MLS Commissioner Don Garber, and learn about the latest developments pertaining to supporter group development leadership. The complimentary scarf and subscription to 2012 Match day live will be provided and confirmed upon in person check-in prior to the Supporters Summit. Individuals checking in late may not receive these special benefits.
To register, simply follow this link (http://2011supporterssummit.eventbrite.com) and RSVP for all of the events that you will be able to attend. We ask you to be honest with what events you can attend to ensure a fair opportunity for all, as a few of the events have a certain capped capacity. However, please remember that the morning of MLS Cup will be YOUR opportunity to engage Commissioner Don Garber and other invited speakers in a unique and intimate setting not often experienced in Major League sports.
All relevant details are available on the event website. You may also contact the local hosts, Angel City Brigade (firstname.lastname@example.org), with any additional questions.
J.R Gorilla Juice Bar
Run by members of the Renton/Skyway Boys and Girls Club as part of their City of Renway “microsociety,” was open for business as part of the club’s Harvest Festival Marketplace on October 16th. “J R” stands for Sounders defender James Riley, who has adopted the club as his personal community service project, and “Gorilla” pays tribute to the fundraising work Gorilla FC does for the club. This year’s James Riley 7-a-side youth tournament, co-sponsored by Gorilla FC, on Aug. 28 raised over $15,000 for the Renton/Skyway Boys and Girls Club. The Club’s microsociety program, which has won a national Boys and Girls Club award last, puts kids in charge of their own government, law enforcement and businesses. Here are some pictures from the event. Riley, named the Sounders Humanitarian of the Year for the second straight year, is joined here beneath the new J R Gorilla Juice Bar sign by Sounders striker Fredy Montero.
Section 120 in 2012:
Email email@example.com if you are a new person wanting to sit with Gorilla FC and you can get on the waiting list. Also, if you want to move to 120 from somewhere else, email as well to get on the list.
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This is not over yet…
Thank you for your time
Claudio (Gorilla #222)