February 5, 2013
Building on the tremendous progress made during late in 2012 and the first few weeks of 2013, we have a few noteworthy items to share on the progress towards DC 2013. First and foremost, ESFNA is dedicating the 2013 tournament to the Women of Ethiopia. The theme of this year’s tournament and cultural event is “Celebrating Ethiopian Women.” Since it’s our 30th consecutive year, it’s not an event any longer. It’s a CELEBRATION! What better theme than “Celebrating Ethiopian Women.” Long admired for their beauty, character and intelligence, the Ethiopian Women are the bedrock of all our families, the bedrock of all great Ethiopian soccer players/families and more and more so the bedrock of all that is great about Ethiopians in all walks of life. ESFNA believes it’s time we celebrated our women. This theme will greatly influence the planning for DC 2013 being fully integrated into our week long celebration highlighting great Ethiopian women and raising contemporary women’s issues.
As you know, this year’s celebration will be held at Capital One, Byrd Stadium at The University of Maryland from June 30 to July 6, 2013. This modern, high tech and world class venue is just the right setting for all our fans to enjoy the success of ESFNA which is the success of all Ethiopians and those that support Ethiopia. Since our last communication in early January, we finalized and signed contracts with UMD for Capital One, Byrd Stadium and the two main ESFNA hotels which are the Sheraton Silver Spring and the Double Tree Silver Spring. These are great hotels at deep discounts. We invite and encourage Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia to join us and use these hotels. Details can be found at our web site.
For more information, please visit our website (www.ESFNA.net) or call 647-701-8527.
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