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STOP TERRORISM NOW!

04/20/2015, 3:00pm PDT
By Samson Mulugeta

ESFNA condemns in the strongest terms the killing of Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya as a 'criminal' effort to create religious divisions.

The mass murder of Ethiopian nationals by the Islamic Terrorist group ISIS in Libya and the xenophobic attacks in South Africa against Ethiopians and other African immigrants has to stop.  

Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected and the families of the deceased.

ESFNA 2nd Town Hall Meeting on May 2nd

04/17/2015, 6:00pm PDT
By Samson Mulugeta

ESFNA is holding a second town hall meeting to address the needs of potential vendors.

After hosting a successful town hall meeting on April 5th, ESFNA will have its second town hall meeting with community and business members of the DC-Maryland-Virginia area on: 

Saturday May 2nd, from 2 - 6 pm

at the

Green Belt Marriott
6400 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770

(301) 441-3700

The meeting will give ESFNA the opportunity to update attendees  on ESFNA aim and objectives and the partnership it seeks from area residents and businesses to make ESFNA 2015 a success! Beyond that, this town hall meeting is specifically designed to address the concerns and needs of potential vendors. 

ESFNA reps will also clarify the policies and procedures of doing business with ESFNA. 

Everyone, including potential vendors, resident and members of the media are welcome to attend!

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

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