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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)

Army-Navy Soccer Tailgate (11/7/2014) Update!

SPPA Parents:

Army Navy Cup 2014The Southeastern PA Parents’ Association, along with assistance from the “Friends of Navy Soccer”, will be hosting the Army-Navy soccer game on Friday night, November 7th.  In support of our midshipmen, SPPA will be setting up a tailgate for the soccer team and approximately two bus loads of midshipmen.

We have procured the meats for the tailgate, which will consist of hamburgers and hot dogs, through private donations, but will need some help with side dishes and desserts.  If you are able to help out, please sign up using this link:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B49AAAC2FA75-sppa.

Once you click on the link and it opens up, select which items you would like to provide, and click on the sign up.  If you have any questions, or would like to provide a dish or dessert not listed on the sign up sheet, please contact Courtenay Pecoraro, whose name is listed on the sign up sheet.  In addition to side dishes and desserts, we would like some help with setting up before the tailgate and breaking down after the tailgate, but before the soccer game.

Here are the details:

Date: Friday, November 7th, 2014
Time: 4:30 PM (Tailgate Set Up)
Time: 6:00 PM (Midshipmen Arrival)
Time: 6:45 PM (Tailgate Break Down)
Game time is set for 7:00 PM.

PPL Park
One Stadium Drive
Chester, PA  19013
(610) 859-3100

Visit the PPL Park website for more information about the game.

If you would like to provide a side dish or dessert, but are unable to attend, please contact Denise Esposito at desposito2@comcast.net, and include your name and contact information, and someone will contact you.

Let’s show our midshipmen some real hometown support!

Thank you.

Andrew Assenmacher
Patricia Field
USNA Parents Club
Southeastern PA Parents’ Association

Go Navy – Beat Army !

Army-Navy Soccer – November 7, 2014


Please mark you calendars for Friday night, November 7th, and Save the Date.

On Friday night, November 7th, at 7:00 PM, Army will battle Navy in a Patriot League soccer rivalry at PPL Park in Chester, PA.
This is the 3rd annual event held at PPL Park, and if history is any indication, it will be exciting and down to the wire.

What’s even better, SPPA will be hosting this event, with assistance from the “Friends of Soccer” team parents, the USNA Philadelphia Chapter Alumni Association and the Naval Academy Athletic Association.

What does that mean for SPPA? Well, it means we’re going to need some help, but don’t worry, it’s a weekend off from football. Since there’s no football game scheduled for that weekend, why not come on out and cheer on the soccer team! We are going to relocate the SPPA trailer from it’s autumn home at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium and tailgate for the midshipmen at this event, providing dinner for the soccer team as well as two buses of midshipmen that are expected to come up from Annapolis. We will be asking SPPA members to volunteer to cook a side dish or dessert and bring it on down to PPL Park for the tailgate.

The soccer game is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM, but we will need some volunteers to help with set up and cooking/serving. Once the midshipmen come through, we will break down the tailgate, so everyone can make their way inside PPL Park to enjoy the game. There will be more details coming out in the next couple weeks, but we wanted to get the message out and ask you to save the date.

For more information about the game and to buy tickets, please visit the Philadelphia Union website.

Thank you in advance for your continued commitment to our midshipmen!

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