Army-Navy Soccer Tailgate – Thank You!!

Patricia Field and I, along with Jack Parry and Dave Evans, wanted to say “Thank You” for all the support we received from the SPPA membership for the Army-Navy soccer game at PPL Park.  There was plenty of food, an abundance of help setting up and breaking down the equipment, before and after the tailgate, and most importantly, parents with ear to ear smiles serving the food to the midshipmen.  It was unfortunate that the midshipmen arrived later than expected, but everyone had a memorable time.

Those parents who went the distance and weathered the cool autumn evening, were not disappointed.  The entire game was back and forth, and exciting as anyone would have imagined.  The score was tie after regulation, so they played into double overtime.  Army had a chance to win the game on a direct penalty kick inside the 18 yard line, but the Navy keeper blocked the shot, which does not happen very often.  With approximately three minutes remaining in the double overtime, Navy put one in the net for the win. Hopefully, the euphoria will carry over into next year !

Your support at this event did not go unnoticed.  As usual, SPPA rose to the challenge and we appreciate that.  We are an active organization because of your dedication.

Thank You !

Andrew Assenmacher
Patricia Field
USNA Parents Club
Southeastern PA Parents’ Association (SPPA)