My fellow apes!
This month begins our Cascadia rivalry for the 2012 season. Sounders will face Vancouver whitecaps on may 19th, and GFC is traveling to support our green 11. The train leaves at 7:40 am. We will meet at King st station at 7:20 the latest. Bring your passport, I repeat, Bring your passport! If you bought tickets via GFC, the travel team will email you entry details.
We will be traveling this year to multiple away matches, including Montreal and LA and have access to great deals for hotel and airfare, if you are a paid 2012 member and would like more info, please Email Gorillafc@gmail.com
GFC Spring survey
Your voices are as important to us as your livers. Please take a moment to complete this survey and help the collective work better for you.
Gorilla FC Match Day team needs a small amount of storage space to keep supplies. The collective needs an area to keep some bins and cans of paint of supplies. We are looking for someone in the city limits, so when we have a Tifo creation event, all the supplies are nice and handy. If you are interested, email: Gorillafc@gmail.com We can be creative to make this happen!
The Cascadia Responsibility Challenge
MLS is working with a non-profit organization called TEAM Coalition this season to promote responsible fan behavior and prevent drunk driving with many MLS clubs. One project on which we are collaborating is the Cascadia Responsibility Challenge. We hope you will agree it is worthwhile and that you are willing to support the message of fan responsibility for Seattle Sounders FC fans this year.
The Cascadia Responsibility Challenge was created as a contest for the fans of the Seattle Sounders FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the Portland Timbers. The concept of responsible fan behavior while drinking – separate from the designated driver program – is new this season. The concept came from conversations with supporters group representatives from across the league at the Supporters Group Summit at MLS Cup 2011.
You’ll see that there are 3 ways for Sounders FC fans to earn the Sounders points in the Challenge – designated driver sign-ups at Century Link Field, making an online pledge to be responsible and “liking” Facebook comments posted by the Sounders about the Challenge.
We are proud to launch the Gorilla FC Sounders Score vs Timbers, GFC plants a Tree program!
This year, we will plant a tree for every goal that the SSFC scores vs the Timbers. At those games, we will display how many trees will be planted. At the end of the year, we will call for volunteers and $ to get the trees.
If you are interested, email: Gorillafc@gmail.com
GFC MEMBER OF THE MONTH AWARD!!!
As a way to thank you for continuing to support GFC, the chosen lucky member will receive a gift card courtesy of our friends at FADO. Must be a current 2012 paid GFC member to win.
AND THIS MONTH’S WINNER IS… (Benny Hill theme please…)
Congratulations! to claim your prize, please send this Gorilla a message to Gorillafcnews@gmail.com
Rain City Pariah
For the first time ever, Gorilla FC has announced an addition our family. Rain City Pariah Football Collective (RCP) is a Seattle Sounders FC Supporters Collective and Gorilla FC subgroup dedicated to the Arts. The mission of Rain City Pariah is twofold. First, it is to celebrate the rich history of the Arts in Seattle by creating a subgroup of GFC that both follows the credo and code of GFC and incorporates those from the Arts communities (or fans of the Arts communities) into GFC. Second, RCP will seek to support the local Arts Organizations, especially those that provide arts opportunities for children. For more information visit www.facebook.com/raincitypariah or to pre-order a membership visit www.raincitypariah.com.
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I love you mom!
Claudio (Gorilla #222)