Showing posts with label NE Revolution. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NE Revolution. Show all posts

Monday, August 16, 2021

Representative Jeff Roy appointed to 250th American Revolution Anniversary Commission

Speaker Mariano appointed Representative Jeffrey Roy (D-Franklin) to the special commission to investigate and study the promotion and celebration of the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the American Revolution. The Massachusetts Commission on the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution was established in the FY22 state budget which was signed by Governor Charlie Baker on July 16, 2021. 
 
Revolution 250 will explore the history of the American Revolution and the ways that this story still resonates in society today. Culminating in 2026, 250 years since the American colonies declared independence from the British Empire, the organization will pull together residents, visitors, planners, educators, artists, students, the business community, and politicians to recognize the importance of our culture and values. 
 
The Commission’s members — leaders in the historical, cultural, tourism, and political sectors — are expected to partner with the other states, and with the federal America 250 Commission, to commemorate, celebrate, and investigate the will and determination of the people 250 years ago who risked their “lives, liberty, and property” for the cause of American Independence. 
 
“It is a great honor for me to serve on this commission given my love of, appreciation for, and understanding of history,” said Representative Roy.  “I have worked closely with the Massachusetts Historical Commission over the past year on this legislation and am committed to ensuring that the anniversary does not pass without appropriate acknowledgment from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is sure to be a great educational effort and will be a boost for our local economy.” 
 
Franklin and Medway have a long and distinguished connection to the events surrounding American independence. Franklin is home to the first public library in America started with a donation of books by Benjamin Franklin, as well it being along the route that saw the victorious French army march through on their return from the battlefield of Yorktown. Medway’s Evergreen Cemetery is the final resting place for about 50 Revolutionary War veterans. 
 
The Commission will be tasked with overseeing the operations of Revolution 250, a consortium of organizations working together to commemorate the 250th anniversaries of the events that led to American Revolution. With over 30 institutional members, it operates under the fiscal sponsorship of the Massachusetts Historical Society. 
 
To learn more about the commission, including news, upcoming events and how to become a sponsor visit the website https://revolution250.org/

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Franklin's own Carly Alston participates in this video

"Members of the New England Revolution's Special Olympics Unified Team congratulate veteran defender and longtime SOMA partner Andrew Farrell on signing a new contract with the Revs."
Franklin's own Carly Alston participates in this video


Saturday, May 16, 2020

COVID Connectors: Connect Sick Patients with their Loved Ones with a repurposed device


Elizabeth Pehota (@pehota) tweeted at 1:09 PM on Fri, May 15, 2020:
"Have an old phone? Here's an idea 💡

Due to visitor restrictions, hospital patients feel isolated & many are looking for a way to connect with their loved ones.

That's where our #NERevs  Hometown Hero Kaya Suner comes in with COVID Connectors ⬇️"
https://www.revolutionsoccer.net/post/2020/05/15/hometown-heroes-19-year-old-kaya-suner-connects-hospital-patients-loved-ones
https://twitter.com/pehota/status/1261342880867770369?s=03

Go direct to covidconnectors.org 
 
Note: "Due to hospital policies we are only able to accept Apple iOS devices at this time"

COVID Connectors: Connect Sick Patients with their Loved Ones with a repurposed device
COVID Connectors: Connect Sick Patients with their Loved Ones with a repurposed device

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Diego Fagundez at the Franklin Shaw's - Sep 12

There is a meet and greet scheduled for Thursday, Sep 12 with New England Revolution Midfielder Diego Fagundez at the Franklin Shaw's from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

Diego Fagundez at the Franklin Shaw's - Sep 12
Diego Fagundez at the Franklin Shaw's - Sep 12

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Alston and Asmath "Bowl for a Goal"

Carly Alston and Farley Asmath from Franklin, MA joined the New England Revolution at their fifth annual Bowl for a Goal presented by Arbella Insurance on Wednesday, August 21 at Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Patriot Place to support Special Olympics Massachusetts. Carly and Farley spent the evening bowling and spending time with Revs Players and their fellow Special Olympic teammates.

Carly Alston at "Bowl for a Goal"
Carly Alston at "Bowl for a Goal"
The players and coaching staff joined Special Olympics MA athletes and Revs supporters on the lanes for bowling, and a full night of entertainment, trivia, photos and autographs. All profits from the evening, including ticket sales as well as the evening’s silent auction and raffle, benefited Special Olympics Massachusetts.

Farley Asmath at "Bowl for a Goal"
Farley Asmath at "Bowl for a Goal"
All profits from the evening, including ticket sales as well as the evening’s silent auction and raffle, benefited Special Olympics Massachusetts. In the five years of the event they have raised over $300,000 through Bowl for a Goal. The relationship with the organization extends well beyond the annual fundraising event. The two organizations have once again teamed up for a full summer of events aimed to promote an environment of inclusivity and friendly competition through the power of sports.

For more information about the New England Revolution and “Bowl for a Goal” please visit www.revolutionsoccer.net/community/bowl-for-a-goal

Monday, August 5, 2019

"It’s important to give everyone opportunities”

Josh Perry, Managing Editor of HockomockSports.com, provides this article on the New England Revolution Unifed Sports program featuring Franklin High alum Farley Asmath.

"On the morning of July 31, hours before the Major League Soccer (MLS) all-stars took the pitch at Orlando’s Exploria Stadium to face Spanish power Atletico Madrid, MLS WORKS and the Special Olympics hosted another all-star game featuring some of the best soccer players from across the country.

The sixth annual Unified Sports All-Star Soccer Match pitted partners and athletes representing teams from the Eastern Conference against those from the West in an 11-on-11 match at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The New England Revolution were part of the festivities. Franklin High alum Farley Asmath was chosen to be the Revs Unified partner at the event, teaming up with athlete Preston Hall III.

Asmath, who earned HockomockSports.com Second XI honors in 2016 as a senior striker for the Panthers and who led the region in goals and points last fall at MassBay Community College, was thrilled at the honor of representing the Revs in Orlando.

“I’m just very thankful that they’ve noticed what I’ve been doing with the team…that I’m putting in the work at practice and things like that,” he explained. “I’m very thankful for that.” (Asmath and the Eastern Conference pulled out a 2-1 victory on Wednesday morning.)"

Continue reading the article online
https://hockomocksports.com/franklins-farley-asmath-represents-revs-at-all-star-game/

Franklin alum Farley Asmath (left) and Preston Hall represented the New England Revolution at the Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Soccer Match at the ESPN World Wide of Sports facilities. (New England Revolution)
Franklin alum Farley Asmath (left) and Preston Hall represented the New England Revolution at the Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Soccer Match at the ESPN World Wide of Sports facilities. (New England Revolution)

Friday, June 21, 2019

Alston,Asmath and Frongillo: photo session with NE Revolution

Franklin athletes Carly Alston, Farley Asmath and Calen Frongillo, participated in the second annual Unified Team Day at Gillette Stadium, hosted by the New England Revolution.

Alston, Asmath and Frongillo are a part of the Special Olympics Unified Team – made up of about a dozen Special Olympics athletes and partners – which aims to develop and strengthen the existing bonds between members of the Special Olympics Massachusetts and the New England Revolution players and promotes inclusion within sports.

The Unified team attended a Revolution training session ahead of participating in a special photo session with Revolution players.

This marked the third event of the Revs’ season-long partnership with Special Olympics, following the Unified Team Open Clinic in March and the team’s contract signing in May. 

On August 21, the annual fundraising event “Bowl For a Goal,” will direct all proceeds to Special Olympics Massachusetts, climaxing the season-long partnership – more information on the annual event can be found at revolutionsoccer.net.

Six photos from the photo session with NE Revolution players Juan Agudelo and Carles Gil are shown in the Flickr slideshow:

Special Olympics Unified Team

Thursday, May 23, 2019

New England Revolution Announce Fifth Annual "Bowl for a Goal" Presented by Arbella Insurance for Aug 21, 2019

The New England Revolution Charitable Foundation's hallmark annual charity event – Bowl for a Goal presented by Arbella Insurance (#BowlforaGoal) – will return for a fifth year on Wednesday, August 21 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM ET at Splitsville Luxury Lanes in Patriot Place.

Bowl for a Goal provides fans with the opportunity to spend an evening alongside Revolution players, coaches, on-air talent, and local celebrities. All profits from the evening benefit Special Olympics Massachusetts in its mission to provide year-round sports training and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. General admission tickets are now on sale for $35 and may be purchased online here using the promo code "BOWL".

"Bowl for a Goal is one of the most special evenings of the year for me and the entire club, as we have the rare opportunity to bring the entire Revolution family together under one roof to celebrate a wonderful organization, Special Olympics Massachusetts," said Revolution President Brian Bilello. "We are fortunate to have such great partners in Special Olympics and Arbella Insurance, without whose support this event would not be the success it has been for the previous four years. We look forward to another great night and a successful season ahead for the Unified team."

The 2019 season also marks the fifth year of the Revolution's Special Olympics Unified team, which sees more than a dozen athletes with and without intellectual disabilities sign contracts with the Revolution, interact and train with first-team players, and play in a pair of matches -- away against D.C. United on July 12, and home at Gillette Stadium against New York City FC on Sept. 29. The Unified team's season kicked off on March 31 with an open clinic in Foxborough, followed by the team's signing day at Gillette Stadium on May 6.

"Special Olympics Massachusetts along with the New England Revolution have made a tremendous impact on children and young adults with intellectual disabilities," said Gayle O'Connell, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the Arbella Insurance Group. "This is our fifth year supporting Bowl for a Goal and it's incredible to see how much this event has grown. We're thrilled to be able to continue our longstanding partnership."

Emceed by 98.5 The Sports Hub's Rob 'Hardy' Poole (@Hardy985), the event will feature music and entertainment provided by Boston's own DJ Roy Barboza (@DJRoyBarboza). For more than 15 years, DJ Roy Barboza has been entertaining area listeners with his eclectic blend of hip-hop, R&B, reggae, and many other styles. DJ Barboza is currently the Music Director at HOT 96.9 FM in Boston, and can be heard on HOT 96.9's Morning Grind, Throwback Lunch, and Rush Hour, among other programs.

In addition to the live music entertainment, food, and drinks, Bowl for a Goal will also feature a silent auction and raffle with a wide range of experiences and exclusive memorabilia available, including the following:

· Signed Revolution jerseys from several chart-topping musical acts
· Boston sports memorabilia including signed Revs, Patriots, Red Sox, and Celtics jerseys
· One-of-a-kind experiences including game and concert ticket packages

Since the first Bowl for a Goal fundraiser in 2015, the Revolution have continually raised the bar with donations to Special Olympics Massachusetts exceeding $60,000 annually, including a record $80,000 from last year's event. The partnership between two organizations extends far beyond the fundraising events, as they have again teamed up for a summer full of events aimed at promoting an environment of inclusivity and friendly competition through the power of sports.

"We are so excited to be celebrating the fifth year of Bowl for a Goal," said Mary Beth McMahon, President and CEO of Special Olympics Massachusetts. "This event represents the best of the partnership between Special Olympics and the New England Revolution. It's unified, the community gets involved, it grows every year, and new partnerships are formed because of the incredible experience. I cannot thank the Revolution enough for all they have done, and continue to do in the name of inclusion."

"Bowl for a Goal is doubly great for Special Olympics because our amazing partners at Arbella are the presenting sponsors," McMahon added. "Arbella continues to go above and beyond to share our mission with their agents, clients, and employees. We can't wait to see all of our friends on August 21!"

To reserve your General Admission tickets for only $35, please click here. For more up-to-the-minute information on the Revolution, visit the team's official web site at revolutionsoccer.net, or join the conversation and interact with fans on any of the team's social platforms.

Calen Frongillo
Calen Frongillo

Carly Alston
Carly Alston

Farley Asmath
Farley Asmath

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Franklin Unified Partners Signed by New England Revolution and Special Olympics Massachusetts to 2019 Unified Team

Franklin, MA Unified Partners Carly Alston, Farley Asmath and Calen Frongillo were signed by the New England Revolution and Special Olympics Massachusetts to their 2019 Unified Team on May 6 at Gillette Stadium. 

The signing is part of the organizations’ partnership that leverages the power of sports to promote an environment of inclusion and friendly competition. The Special Olympics Unified athletes met with Revolution coaches, signed their contracts, and met the media.

The Unified signing marks the second event of the 2019 partnership between the Revolution and Special Olympics Massachusetts. The Revs and Special Olympics Massachusetts joined forces in March for their Unified Clinic which serves as a precursor to three other events slated for this summer: a pair of Unified matches at D.C. United on July 12 and at Gillette Stadium against New York City FC on Sept. 7, and the club’s annual fundraiser, Bowl for a Goal presented by Arbella Insurance, on Aug. 21.

Revs sign Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners at fifth annual Unified Team signing day
Revs sign Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners
at fifth annual Unified Team signing day

Calen Frongillo
Calen Frongillo

Carly Alston
Carly Alston
Farley Asmath
Farley Asmath

Friday, September 15, 2017

FYSA & Dean College are teaming up for Dean Day - Sep 17

The Dean College coaches and players are going to run some short training sessions for our kids before their game at 2:00 PM. 

Additionally, New England Revolution players will be there from 11-12:30 to sign autographs and take pictures.



11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (Pregame)


  • Beat Brutus, the Dean College mascot, in a 1 - on - 1 soccer skills matchup
  • Free 45 minute training sessions with Dean College coaches and Franklin High School players
  • Small sided games for our players - right on the field


1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (Match Preparation)


  • On-field passes to watch, and help the Dean College Bulldogs with pre-game warmups
  • Rally Tunnel and Dream team walkouts with the Dean College and St. Joseph's players during introduction.
  • Dean VS. St Joe's ……. KICKOFF @ 2: PM !!
  • Post match Q and A with Dean coaches and players
FYSA & Dean College are teaming up for Dean Day - Sep 17
FYSA & Dean College are teaming up for Dean Day - Sep 17

Saturday, November 29, 2014

MLS Cup or Bust! Conference Championships decided this weekend

Yes, let's go New England Revolution!




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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Soccer choice today Revs or Panthers???


If you love soccer today at 4:00 Pm you can sit at home or find a bar stool to watch the New England Revolution play the Montreal Impact. If the Revs win or tie, they secure a playoff position.

New England vs. Montreal
New England vs. Montreal

Or you can head out to Franklin High School to see the girls soccer team (ranked #1 in MA) play central Catholic (ranked #2). Either way you get to see some good soccer. In person, or remote.

Life is full of choices.  Which will be your choice today?



BTW - the complete girls soccer schedule for this fall season can be found here
http://www.hockomocksports.com/franklin49.html

If you haven't been to a New England Revolution soccer game, they close out the season on Oct 26th against Toronto. It is quite reasonable to get a family to a Revs soccer game (especially compared to getting to a Patriots game)!


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Franklin Youth Soccer Assoc: Keep that playoff energy going!!


From: FYSA - Keep that playoff energy going!!
FHS Soccer
FHS Soccer

The Sox won!  Now let's keep that playoff energy going!

Come out an support the FHS soccer teams as they start their playoff runs this weekend!

A great crowd is an awesome home field advantage!  Please stop by if you can!
  • Sat, Nov 2:  FHS Varsity Boys (#5 seed) vs Taunton (#12 seed) 
  • 4:00pm  - FHS turf field

  • Sun, Nov 3:  FHS Varsity Girls (#1 seed) vs winner of N. Quincy(16)/Milford(17)
  • 4:00pm  -  FHS turf field


And if that's not enough playoff fever for you... get out on Saturday night to cheer on the Revs!!
  • Sat, Nov 2:  New England Revolution vs Sporting KC
  • 8:00pm  - Gillette Stadium, Foxboro


 


Sunday, June 9, 2013

BFCCPS performed the National Anthem

It was a pleasant surprise to hear that the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School chorus was announced to perform the national anthem for the New England Revolution soccer game on Saturday night.

My phone was handy so I managed to grab a long distance shot

BFCCPS Chorus at Gillette Stadium
BFCCPS Chorus at Gillette Stadium


and then tried to zoom in on the chorus

BFCCPS Chorus at Gillette Stadium - zoom
BFCCPS Chorus at Gillette Stadium - zoom

Well done, BFCCPS chorus!


PS - The Revolution played to 0-0 draw with DC United. The defense maintained their shutout streak (4 complete games) but the offense failed to score on multiple opportunities.

PS1 - as the picture indicates, Gillette Stadium had a few seats open. The attendance was 14,163 and somewhat normal for the Revs games. With free parking and reasonably prices tickets, this is a good way to get into Gillette Stadium and see some good soccer. You could likely bring a family of four for the about the same price as a single New England Patriots ticket.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

quality reporting takes time - take 2

A head's up that I won't be live reporting from the Town Council meeting this evening. The New England Revolution have a compressed schedule during May due to the FIFA World Cup in June and a friendly against the Portuguese league champions SL Benfica as they play on Wed and Sat for the whole month. Ouch, their legs will be tired. That also means I'll miss the live reporting today. 

I'll resort to catching the meeting via the on demand video as soon as I can and reporting on what matters.

If you do attend or watch the cable broadcast and want to send along your comments, please feel free to do so.

There is a whole lot happening here in Franklin, your views are welcomed!



Franklin, MA

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Wells Thompson at Strawberry Festival

New England Revolution midfielder Wells Thompson stopped by the Strawberry Festival in Franklin, MA on Friday afternoon.

StrawberryFest_WellsT_DustinH

Wells and friend Dustin Hinkley liked the strawberry shortcake!