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Audacity of Hoops Basketball Tournament is a Winner!

More than 55 youth participated in The Audacity of Hoops 3 x 3 Basketball Tournament on Sunday, October 23rd. The event was held downtown Silver Spring on Veterans Plaza in front of the Civic Building. Ellsworth street was blocked off and turned into multiple basketball courts to host the event. 15 high school teams (and a great team of Montgomery County's finest fire and rescue workers) participated. Montgomery Blair and Springbrook squared off in the championship game with Springbrook High School walking away with the win! The exhibition highlighted the promise of addressing the County’s youth violence issues through providing high quality and adult supervised enrichment activities for teens. IMPACT proudly partnered with County Council President Valerie Ervin and Gabe Albornoz of the Department of Recreation to host the tournament. Thanks to Reemberto Rodriguez, Director of the Silver Spring Regional Center; Jewru Bandeh, Manager of the Civic Building; Jose Segura of the Department of Recreation; and the wonderful Recreation Department staff for helping to pull off the event!!! To see video from the tournament, click here.


THAK YOU to our tournament sponsors:

Washington Sports Clubs Bud Miller Associates Headliners Barbershop

Soccer Academy Night Draws More than 80 Families

The Long Branch Athletic Association program has been holding a weekly soccer Academy at Broad Acres Elementary School. The Acadmey is parent-run with moms and dads acting as the coaches,


assistants, and team coordinators. On Thursday, October 27th, participating families gathered to do some connecting off the fields. The Soccer Academy Night event featured game night activities, a potluck dinner, and a photographer taking family photos for an Academy directory. To read the full blog post, click here.

The Smithsonian Institution hosts: Silver Spring Stories: A Conversation About Community & Immigration Tuesday, ovember 8, 2011 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Pre-program reception at 6:30 pm American Film Institute Silver Theatre 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland

Join the Smithsonian and its community partners for an evening of conversation around the history of immigration and the creation of new communities in Silver Spring and Montgomery County. Meet your neighbors, exchange information, and learn about documenting and preserving your history!

Organized in collaboration with the Gandhi Brigade, Asian American Lead, the Muslim Community Center, the Silver Spring Historical Society, IMPACT Silver Spring, Centronia, Montgomery Preservation, Inc., the African Immigrant and Refugee Foundation, the Latino Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), and the Silver Spring Regional Center. Moderated by UMD professor Phil Tajitsu Nash. This program is FREE and open to the public! For more information call

(202) 633-3684


Give to the Max Day November 9th Give to the Max Day is a one-day fundraising event on November 9, 2011 that will unite local Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC communities to support nonprofits serving the area. The goal is to get thousands of local residents to support their favorite regional charity, raising millions in donations and grants in just 24 hours! To support IMPACT Silver Spring on November 9th, please click here and GIVE TO THE MAX! P.O. Box 8397 Silver Spring, MD 20907

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Impact Newletter Nov 2011  

Impact Newletter Nov 2011

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