The summer interns have finally arrived here at the National Sports Center. A healthy mixture of fresh faces and old hands, this year’s class includes recent college graduates, master’s students and a bit of local flavor, all ready to assist the staff of North America’s premiere amateur athletic facility as the summer begins to heat up.
Last night, on the NSC’s Exhibition Field, Canada beat the USA 26-16. The sport was rugby, and these were each country’s U20 National Teams.
At the National Sports Center, we often host international events. Schwan’s USA CUP, our flagship soccer tournament built its reputation as one of the great international youth soccer tournaments -- last year 16 countries participated, and over the life of the tournament, 65 different countries have been represented.
But there’s a difference between a game between club teams, and game in which the players represent their country.
April 21-27, 2013 is National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service. Volunteers are a critical part of many of the programs and events at the National Sports Center. All week long, we'll be highlighting some of the volunteers who do such great work to help make our programs successful. Every day we'll add a photo this blog showcasing some of the hundreds of volunteers who help make us go!