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    ESFNA Signs Stadium Contract for its 32nd Annual Soccer Tournament

    03/15/2015, 3:00pm PDT
    By Samson Mulugeta

    Ethiopian Sports Federation of North America (ESFNA) is happy to announce the signing of the stadium contract at Capitol One Field at Byrd Stadium-University of Maryland. As a reminder the 30th Anniversary was held in the same Stadium in 2013 and it was estimated about 50,000 people attended the week long program; and this year shall be no exception as we predict the same, if not a higher level of support and attendance. 

    Our 32nd Annual Soccer and Cultural week long gathering of Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia is going to be held from June 28, 2015 to July 4, 2015.    We are once again ready to celebrate the rich Ethiopian culture and heritage as well as promote positive environment within the Ethiopian community in North America. We remain committed to “Bringing Ethiopians Together” to network, support businesses, the community, empower the young by providing scholarships and mentoring programs; and ensure the continuity of our ideals in perpetuity. 

    And this year, without a doubt, in the largest hub of Ethiopian community outside Ethiopia, ESFNA 2015 is going to be the Must-Attend event of the year. With dozens of competitive soccer games among 31 member clubs from around North America, hundreds of food, dry good vendors and non-profit charitable organizations and premier entertainment featuring top Ethiopian artists on multiple nights; something magical is bound to happen.

     

    ESFNA 2015 in the DC-Maryland-Virginia area

    02/03/2015, 11:30am PST
    By ESFNA

    The weeklong and largest Ethiopian event outside of Ethiopia will be in the DC Metro area from June 28, 2015 to July 4, 2015. The primary venue at which all the games and activities will be held is at a stadium in Maryland and to accommodate our guests we will have hotels close to the stadium and the Skyline area (venues will be disclosed once contracts are finalized). ESFNA’s Closing Night and other entertainment events will be held at the Echo Stage in Washington DC.

    ESFNA is once again ready to celebrate the rich Ethiopian culture and heritage as well as promote positive environment within the Ethiopian community in North America. We remain committed to “Bringing Ethiopians Together” to network, support businesses, the community, empower the young by providing scholarships and mentoring programs; and ensure the continuity of our ideals in perpetuity. 

    And this year, without a doubt, in the largest hub of Ethiopian community outside Ethiopia, ESFNA 2015 is going to be the Must-Attend event of the year. With dozens of competitive soccer games among 31 member clubs from around North America, hundreds of food, dry good vendors and non-profit charitable organizations and premier entertainment featuring top Ethiopian artists on multiple nights; something magical is bound to happen…We say Come Witness!!

    Become an ESFNA vendor

    01/31/2015, 4:00pm PST
    By ESFNA

    ESFNA is accepting vendor applications

    HURRY…BECOME AN ESFNA VENDOR TODAY!

    ESFNA’s annual event would not be the same without the many vendors and businesses that participate each year. “The ESFNA soccer tournament is good business and something I try not to miss every summer,” said Ghion Culture Hall (Atlanta based) owner Tesfaye Legos during the Maryland 2013 event.

    Each year, over 100 vendors selling foods and dry goods; and non-profit agencies from all around the United States and Ethiopia flock to the tournament every summer to participate in the biggest Ethiopian event of the year. With the love of Ethiopia in their hearts, vendors not only find the tournament financially rewarding by serving an audience of over 30,000 attendees, but an enjoyable experience as well. Over the years ESFNA’s Vending Section has become more than just a place to shop, it has become a place to meet and enjoy a day with family and friends.

    ESFNA vendors offer freshly cooked and delicious Ethiopian and American food and treats while others sell Ethiopian arts and crafts. Non-profit agencies are also represented significantly promoting their services and goodwill to the community.  A huge tent with tables and chairs are available for eating, relaxing, people watching and enjoying your market purchases.  

    We make space available to restaurants, retailers, and non-profits that wish to show and/or demonstrate their products….but hurry as the demand to be a vendor is high and space is limited.

    Apply Today At:

     http://www.esfna.net/vendors

    If you wish to participate, please complete the registration form by clicking the link above. You may prepay for your booth along with your submission.

    Prepaying allows you to receive priority booth placement on the stadium grounds.

    If you are paying offline, please make checks payable to ESFNA and send your payment to 2603 Apple Way, Dunkirk, MD 20754.We accept money orders and cashier’s checks via postal mail.

    For vending inquiries, please contact:

    Melaku Aynalem 

    408-373-0606
    business@esfna.net

    Alem Abebe

    202-257-9791

    ESFNA 2015 Event to be hosted in the DC Metro Area

    01/07/2015, 5:00pm PST
    By ESFNA

    ESFNA proudly announces that its 2015 event will be held in the DC Metro area

    The primary venue at which all the games and activities will be held at is at a stadium in Maryland (the venue will be announced once contracts are finalized). ESFNA is also in negotiations with hotels close to the stadium and overflow hotel(s) near the Skyline area. ESFNA’s Closing Night and other entertainment events will be held at the Echo Stage in Washington DC.

    Stay tuned for more information on vending applications as well as hotels and car rentals. 

    Thank you,

    ESFNA

    Executive Committee Members Election Results: October 2014

    10/13/2014, 9:00am PDT
    By Samson Mulugeta

    ESFNA Board members re-elected all four officials up for election.

    ESFNA held elections for EC members whose term was up this October 2014. The positions included:

    • President
    • Vice President
    • Treasurer
    • Finance Chair

    ESFNA Board members re-elected the officials that had previously held these positions. Congratulations are in order for:

    Getachew Tesfaye President - Getachew Tesfaye 
    Teddy Tameru Vice President - Teddy Tameru  

    Sammy Taddese Finance Chair - Sammy Tadesse    

    Wubishet Wubie Treasurer - Wubishet Wubie

    The entire EC is reinvigorated and has expressed its commitment to continue to working collaboratively with each other and the board; and improving on the challenges of yesteryear.

    The board has wished them the best of success as they embark to make the 2015 event the best ever!

    Hotel Deals

    ESFNA has negotiated a lower rate to accommodate our attendees. Below are hotels that will provide special promotional deals during our 32nd Annual Soccer Tournament and Festival.

    Please click the link or call the numbers provided below and use the promotion code to book your room.

    DoubleTree by Hilton Silver Spring

    ESFNA Discounted Rate

    $100/night
    (inclusive of all taxes)

    BOOK NOW

     

    Phone #: 1-800-471-6399
    Discount Code: ESE​

    Greenbelt Marriott

    ESFNA Discounted Rate

    $99/night
    (inclusive of all taxes)

    BOOK NOW

     

    Phone #: 1-800-228-9290
    Discount Code: ETHETHA​

    Alexandria Courtyard Marriott

    ESFNA Discounted Rate

    $103/night
    (inclusive of all taxes)

    BOOK NOW

     

    Phone #: 1-703-751-4510
    Code: Ethiopian Sports Federation​

    (1 Free parking per room)

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