They are replacing the worn carpet in the hallways of my apartment building today with eco-friendly carpet tiles. They pulled up the old carpet and underneath was this beautiful, checkerboard patterned tile floor which I suspect is from when the building went up in the 1920s. While the photo's not #tbt , I figured the floor is! #optimisticanthro#washingtondc#dc#columbiaheights#oldbuildings#tile#tilefloor
Congratulations to Hawkins Way Capital! The Watchtower Organization sells another asset and we are again part of the deal - now totaling ~$120M of sales volume for the organization and our customers! #BrooklynHeights#SOLD
we're wrapping up the day by packing up and shipping off one of our @opengoalproject branded L⚽️VE shirts, produced by @onustees. one of the ways we raise funds for @opengoalproject is by selling these branded tank tops, shirts and hoodies. a portion of the proceeds from all gear sales goes directly to supporting our mission to open goals and leveling the playing field for talented youth soccer players from low-income families in the District. each tank, shirt or hoodie sold helps cover transportation to a practice or a game for one of our players. you can order your L⚽️VE gear right now on the shop section of our website-we'd love to see them all around the district! with that we'll sign off for the night. we hope you have enjoyed following along and hope that you can give us a follow @opengoalproject to continue tracking our progress and reading stories from our players and organization. please don't hesitate to reach out with ideas, partnerships or just to say 👋🏼. thanks for letting us into your world a bit today and thanks to all in DC who continue to help us open goals!
recently there's been a lot of talk about this field in Columbia Heights. Tubman has long acted as a pickup soccer field for the local immigrant community, but debate broke out recently when the field permit, taken out by a local recreational coed soccer and bocce leagues, essentially phased out the pickup games from daily availability. lost in this debate was the importance of the field to our local youth players. for some of our @opengoalproject players growing up in Columbia Heights, Tubman is the only accessible, safe place where they can play, progress and grow with the game they love. thankfully, the soccer league has since given up their permit, but many people wondered why the whole issue was such a big deal. for us though, Tubman being open to the public is vital to the growth and maturation of our current and future players and has helped keep them off the streets. this field means so much more than soccer to our mission and to our players...
later today we'll be dropping these new uniforms off to a few of our players who play on local club teams. the cost for a talented youth soccer player to compete in D.C. can exceed several thousand dollars per year and scholarships that are seldom offered to players from low-income families often cover less than 50% of those costs. among those hidden costs are: uniforms, equipment, travel, lodging and meals. these uniforms alone cost several hundreds of dollars per player, a pricetag our players and their families simply can't afford. we believe it's unacceptable that not having the money to pay for a jersey could keep some of our city's most talented youth soccer players from competing and making the most of their potential. getting these jerseys in our @opengoalproject players hands represents an obstacle that's been overcome and we can't wait for this fall to see them put to use: even the playing field, change the game.
good morning dc! we are Amir (right) and Simon (left) and we'll be taking over the handle today as our non-profit @opengoalproject. our organization helps talented youth soccer players from low-income families in DC access high-level play and opportunities for growth, on and off the field. Amir is a DC native who went to Wilson High then attended Wake Forest University and played professional soccer in the MLS before returning to DC to coach. Simon came to DC to attend GW and since graduating in 2009, he's coached youth soccer in Columbia Heights. since starting in 2015, Open Goal Project, with the help of donors and partnerships, has supported dozens of talented youth soccer players in various ways, including covering registration and travel costs for our players to play on competitive teams, coordinating and facilitating high-level growth opportunities for our players including summer trips and camps, and offering professionally run clinics and camps to players free of charge. today we'll introduce you to some of our players and share our perspective on our relationship with this city as a whole. we hope you enjoy following along and join us on our mission to open goals!