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01/27/15

Permalink 03:30:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 882 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Sports

2015 Columbus Crew SC schedule unveiled

COLUMBUS – Major League Soccer unveiled its 2015 regular-season schedule, a campaign that sees each of its  now  20 clubs play a 34-match clip, with Columbus Crew SC's slate beginning on  March 7. For Major League Soccer and Crew SC –  the League's first club – 2015 is the 20th  season of play dating back to the League’s inaugural slate in 1996. In 2015, fans will also see the debut of the club’s new badge and brand identity.

Entering the second season under Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter, the club looks to build off of  last year’s  third place finish in the Eastern Conference after securing its first postseason berth since 2011.  For the fourth consecutive season, each team  in 2015  is slated to play a schedule that features a single match against each team in opposite conferences, and two or three intra-conference tilts. With the introductions of New York City FC and Orlando City SC to MLS and the Eastern Conference, the Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City have shifted to the Western Conference for 2015.

The Black & Gold are set to take to the road for a fourth straight year to open the season, traveling for their sole meeting of the year against Houston. Last year, Columbus opened at RFK Stadium against D.C. United in Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter's debut in a match that the Black & Gold won by a 3-0 final  against the eventual top seeded club in the conference.

2015 is Crew SC's 17th season at first-of-its-kind Crew Stadium, the first topflight soccer-specific facility built in the United States. Following the trip to BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Crew SC's home schedule begins with a showdown against Toronto FC. The Black & Gold enter the upcoming season unbeaten in their last 10 Opening Matches (6-0-4) at Crew Stadium dating back to 2005.

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Crew SC faces six Eastern Conference foes three times in 2015: Chicago Fire, D.C. United, New York Red Bulls, Orlando City SC, Philadelphia Union and Toronto FC. Of those clubs, the Fire, the Red Bulls and Toronto FC will make two trips to Columbus, while Crew SC will head to D.C., Orlando and Philadelphia  twice each in 2015. Crew SC will play two matches against each of the three remaining Eastern Conference sides  –  Montreal Impact, New England Revolution and New York City FC  –  with one  match at home and one match away.

Ten  other contests featuring Western Conference opponents round-out Crew SC's schedule. The Black & Gold play host to FC Dallas, LA Galaxy, Portland Timbers FC, Seattle Sounders FC and Sporting Kansas City while they travel westward to square-off at the Colorado Rapids, Houston Dynamo, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Earthquakes and Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

Notable schedule highlights include an early trip to last season's MLS Cup Playoff opponent, the New England Revolution, on  April 11; a visit from last season's Supporters' Shield winners, Seattle Sounders FC, on  May 9;  a home meeting for the second consecutive year with last season's MLS Cup champions, the LA Galaxy,  on  June 13;  an Independence Day showdown at home against the New York Red Bulls;  a home-and-home clash against rival Chicago on  July 15 and July 19;  and late-season road matches with Conference foes Philadelphia Union (September 12), D.C. United (September 19), New York Red Bulls (October 3) and Toronto FC (October 17). In 2015, new MLS sides Orlando City SC (April 18) and New York City FC (August 19) will also make their first visits to Columbus.

Crew SC is slated to appear on national television at least three times in 2015. The Black & Gold are set to be shown on FOX/ESPN  twice: on  Sunday, July 19  versus Chicago at Crew Stadium (ESPN2) and on  Sunday, September 6  versus FC Dallas, also in Columbus (FOX Sports 1). The  May 22  home clash versus Chicago is set to air nationally on UniMás/Univision Deportes Network. The remainder of Crew SC's regular-season schedule will be televised regionally on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.

2015 Season Ticket Memberships, 10-match plans and Group opportunities are presently on sale and immediately available by contacting a Crew SC ticket representative at  614-447-2739  or online via ColumbusCrewSC.com. Instructions for purchasing single-match tickets for all Crew SC regular-season MLS home matches will be released at a later date.
 

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DATE

DAY

OPPONENT

TIME (ET)

3/7

Saturday

at Houston Dynamo

8:30 p.m.

3/14

Saturday

Toronto FC*

7:30 p.m.

3/28

Saturday

New York Red Bulls*

7:30 p.m.

4/8

Wednesday

at Vancouver Whitecaps FC

TBD

4/11

Saturday

at New England Revolution*

3:00 p.m.

4/18

Saturday

Orlando City SC*

7:30 p.m.

4/25

Saturday

Philadelphia Union*

7:30 p.m.

5/2

Saturday

at D.C. United*

7:00 p.m.

5/9

Saturday

Seattle Sounders FC

7:30 p.m.

5/16

Saturday

at San Jose Earthquakes

10:30 p.m.

5/22

Friday

Chicago Fire*^

8:00 p.m.

5/30

Saturday

at Orlando City SC*

7:30 p.m.

6/3

Wednesday

at Philadelphia Union*

7:00 p.m.

6/6

Saturday

Montreal Impact*

7:30 p.m.

6/13

Saturday

LA Galaxy

7:30 p.m.

6/24

Wednesday

New England Revolution*

7:30 p.m.

6/27

Saturday

at Real Salt Lake

10:00 p.m.

7/4

Saturday

New York Red Bulls*

7:30 p.m.

7/11

Saturday

at Montreal Impact*

TBD

7/15

Wednesday

at Chicago Fire*

8:30 p.m.

7/19

Sunday

Chicago Fire*+

5:00 p.m.

7/25

Saturday

Toronto FC*

7:30 p.m.

8/1

Saturday

at Orlando City SC*

7:30 p.m.

8/8

Saturday

at Colorado Rapids

9:00 p.m.

8/19

Wednesday

New York City FC*

7:30 p.m.

8/22

Saturday

Sporting Kansas City

7:30 p.m.

8/29

Saturday

at New York City FC*

TBD

9/6

Sunday

FC Dallas#

7:00 p.m.

9/12

Saturday

at Philadelphia Union*

7:00 p.m.

9/19

Saturday

at D.C. United*

7:00 p.m.

9/26

Saturday

Portland Timbers FC

7:30 p.m.

10/3

Saturday

at New York Red Bulls*

7:00 p.m.

10/17

Saturday

at Toronto FC*

TBD

10/25

Sunday

D.C. United*

5:00 p.m.

Home Games in Bold


*Eastern Conference Opponent
^UniMas/Univision Deportes Network
+ESPN2
#FOX Sports 1

Schedule and broadcast information subject to change
 

01/26/15

Permalink 12:36:00 pm, by viewfromthepugh Email , 158 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: News

Celebrate Groundhog Day in Cleveland Metroparks

For more than 125 years, Punxsutawney Phil has been predicting when the winter season will end. Groundhog Day marks winter's halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Whether you are looking forward to spring or enjoying the winter season, don't miss the opportunity to celebrate the storied tradition of Groundhog Day with Cleveland Metroparks on Feb. 1 - 2.

A hike will get your heart beating in the chilly weather, and is a great way to appreciate the natural beauty of our frozen winter-wonderland. On Sunday, Feb. 1, join naturalist Wendy Weirich for a  Groundhog's Eve Hike  at the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve from 2 - 3:30 p.m. This hike will cover two miles of mostly flat land, and celebrates the beauty of our ice-covered lakefront. On Groundhog Day, the    covers the trails of Big Creek Reservation with naturalist Mark Warman from 9 - 10:30 a.m. Dress for the weather as this out-and-back hike follows the all-purpose trail for four miles. Meet at the Snow Road picnic shelter.

Permalink 01:06:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 118 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Contests

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01/25/15

Permalink 08:35:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 592 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: News

Chemo Duck launches first app ever created for kids with cancer

Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program is pleased to announce the release of the official Chemo Duck App, the first app ever created for kids with cancer. The Chemo Duck App, available on iTunes for use on all Apple phones and devices, is filled with enjoyable games to help children of all ages living with cancer adjust to hospital life and treatments. The free app helps to keep kids entertained, educated and at ease while waiting for clinic visits or during overnight stays.

“Walk into most any pediatric healthcare setting and one thing is universal – patients are usually glued to some kind of electronic device,” says Chemo Duck founder Lu Sipos. Her son, 12 year-old Gabe Sipos, is no different. Except now, 10 years after spending countless hours in clinics and the hospital during his treatment of rhabdosarcoma, he had an idea.

“It was such a fun experience coming up with all the different ideas and aspects for the games,” said Gabe. “I sort of knew what types of games I thought kids would like and how I wanted the whole thing to look.”

Talk Like a Duck, Exercise Wheel, Touch and Learn, Call from Chemo Duck, Hospital Bingo and Mix and Match are all interactive activities geared toward keeping kids engaged while providing teaching opportunities.

“I really like the idea that in order to move ahead in the games, you have to earn a coin to unlock the next level,” said Gabe. “It makes you want to keep playing. I do think kids will like it. I know I would’ve liked to have had something like that when I was in treatment.”

Phil Earnest, the app designer, was impressed with Gabe’s vision for the apps. “One of the coolest things about this project was hearing from Gabe what he wanted and working with him on the different elements. It was neat knowing that his dream was becoming a reality, that what he envisioned was coming to life. It was a great feeling to be a part of that.”

The app, Chemo Duck’s first, is an additional way for the non-profit to impact the lives of pediatric cancer patients. And as Lu quickly discovered while doing research for the app, the market was ripe for such a product.

“I searched for an app to both entertain and educate kids living with cancer but couldn’t find one,” says Lu. “When I mentioned this to Gabe, his face lit up. He was thrilled to develop one. He has really found his place within the foundation. He has a way to give back. Helping others is a simple way to bring us fulfillment. But seeing Gabe’s passion about this, it’s the start of a next chapter for Chemo Duck.”

To download the app go to apple.com/itunes and search for “chemo duck.”

ABOUT GABE'S CHEMO DUCK PROGRAM
Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program is a program of the Nashville-based nonprofit organization, Gabe’s My Heart, which was established in 2004 to provide education and comfort to children living with cancer through medical play using therapeutic tools. The goal of the program is to enable hospital staff and parents to prepare children for chemotherapy treatment and eliminate the fear of the unknown. Chemo Duck is a stuffed yellow duck dressed in blue hospital scrubs with a bandana around its head, a chemotherapy port on its chest and an immobilizer on his arm. In a gentle, age-appropriate manner, children learn what to expect during cancer treatment and have a friend to share the experience. In turn, children can use Chemo Duck to help friends, siblings and classmates to understand and empathize with their experience. For more information, visit www.chemoduck.org.

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