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Message from FAACV President, Mr, Rudy Bolipata


Wrap-up for the Philippine Wildcats 2017


We congratulate the various RVA organizations that joined hands with FAACV to help facilitate the Philippine Wildcats’ participation in the recent Bronco 11 World Series at the Harry Daniel Park in Chester, Virginia. Allow us to express our appreciation for the wonderful reception and care the team and chaperones received – we did it, again. Our apologies for any omissions in the list below, we tried our best to come up with as complete a listing, but memory is such a fickle attribute of being human.

Overall, it was a successful visit by the Philippine Wildcats, a team made up of a selection of 2 players from Marikina City, 3 from Tanauan City, and 6 from Muntinlupa City. Wins or losses aside, the more important aspects are the meaningful experiences and interactions of the 11 year olds, their coaches and chaperones with their counterparts. With the full support of the local Filipino-American community, their short trip was, hopefully, an opportunity to show to this part of Virginia a glimpse into how baseball lives in Philippine sports culture. Please see the recap below:

Sunday, July 23

10:45 am – Pickup of players, coaches, and chaperones by assigned drivers from Richmond International Airport.

6:00 pm – Pickup by Chesterfield Baseball Shuttle Bus and assigned driver at Greyhound Bus Terminal, of half of delegation who landed at Washington DC – they were driven to Comfort Inn Chester, the official hotel of the Bronco 11 World Series.

7:30 pm – Pickup of delegation who checked in at Comfort Inn Chester to attend Potluck/Welcome Party at Gerry and Beth Balallo’s residence. After the party, transport was arranged for the players, coaches and adult chaperones to their host families as well as the rest of the delegation back to Comfort Inn Chester.

Monday, 7/24

5:00 pm – Scrimmage in Glen Allen at RF&P Field # 2 vs Glen Allen All-Stars (12 years old)

7:00 pm – Picnic/Dinner at RF&P Pavilion hosted by Glen Allen All-Stars/FAACV

Tuesday, 7/25

5:00 pm – Scrimmage in North Chesterfield at Rockwood Park Field # 4 vs Chesterfield Bronco 11

7:00 pm - Picnic/Dinner – hosted by Himig Pilipino Choir and Chesterfield Baseball Clubs

Wednesday, 7/26

3:00 pm – Check in by the players and coaches at Comfort Inn Chester, transport courtesy of the host families

6:00 pm – Welcome party at the hotel for players and coaches hosted by Chesterfield Baseball Cubs

Thursday, 7/27

4:30 pm – Opening ceremonies at Harry Daniel Park

5:30 pm – First Game vs East Zone Champion Western Branch of Va Beach, a loss by the Wildcats

7:30 pm – Dinner sponsored by Vic and Nancy Capio-Florece at their residence

Friday, 7/28

12:00 pm – lunch delivery by Mall Walkers Group c/o Jun and Nemy Gopez

5:30 pm – Second game was a loss to Texas

7:30 pm – No dinner delivery, team dinner at Logan’s Roadhouse Grill

Saturday, 7/29

10:00 am, 12:30 pm, or 5:30 pm – games were rained out, no reschedule for losers bracket

11:00 am – Skills Competition, rained out

12:00 pm – Lunch courtesy of Philippine Nurses Association RVA Chapter c/o Dr Tom & Tita Bonzon

7:30 pm – Dinner delivered by Kultura Pilipino c/o Aly and Joan Ylarde

Sunday, 7/30

7:45 am – Mass at the St Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in the West End

8:30 am – Semi-finals and Final games played, Wildcats did not participate due to two losses

9:00 am – Brunch/Pool Party at Don & Jinky Tweedy’s Residence, sponsored by the Filipino Community at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

12:00 pm – Departure of group who will fly via Washington, DC, transport provided by hosts and team rental cars.

Monday, 7/31

12 pm – Rest of team departure via Richmond International Airport, ETD 6:00 pm. Transport provided by Chesterfield Baseball Clubs.

Logistics

Host Families – 7/23 to 7/26:

Gerry and Beth Balallo Rick and MaryAnne Brynildsen

Rudy and Evelyn Bolipata Bong and Ruby Hilario

Drivers

Gerry Balallo Bong and Ruby Hilario

Rudy and Evelyn Bolipata Henry and Angie Marzan (of Manila Mail and Maryland)

Romy Casupanan Nilo and Cecille Migo

Nards Ereso Rumy and Marj Mohta

Filipino Meals Served by

7/24 – FAACV/OLL 7/28 – Mall Walkers Group

7/25 – Himig Pilipino Choir 7/29 – PNARVA and Kultura Pilipino

7/27 – Vic and Nancy Florece 7/30 – Fillipino Community at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church


PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY PICNIC
Come join us celebrate Philippine Independence Day on Sunday, June 25 at Deep Run Park, Shelter #2.  For navigation purposes, please use this address -  9900 Ridgefield Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23233.
This is a FREE event open to everyone. Though there will be plenty of burgers, hotdogs, chips, desserts, drinks, and  a variety of cook-out food, please feel free to bring a dish to share.  There will also games, raffles, zumba, karaoke and lots of fun stuff.
Thanks to those who have already responded.
We look forward to seeing you and joining us in this celebration.

Mabuhay!
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As we take a break during the weekend for Memorial Day, let us find some time to remember and honor those who risked their lives to protect us and the country. Stay safe to those who will be travelling. If you are staying in town, we have a couple of events in the Fil-Am community that may be of interest to you.

Richmond Christmas Parade - Join Us or Watch Us!
December 3, Saturday at 10

Did you catch us walking down Broad St or saw us on TV (CBS 6)  at last year's annual Richmond Christmas Parade? We had loads of fun showcasing our traditional Filipino wear and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas 

This year, we will at the Parade again in our own float, wishing everyone Maligayang Pasko. 


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Please join us as we usher in the new year and say goodbye to 2016 with our traditional New Year's Eve Party on Saturday, December 31 from 6:30 pm to 1:00 am at DoubleTree by Hilton at 1021 Koger Center Blvd, Richmond 23235. Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm.

In addition to the usual fun, sit-down dinner, non-stop dancing, countdown, and midnight snacks,  there will be door prizes that will be raffled off.
Some of the prizes are 3-day, 2-night accommodation at Myrtle Beach, NASCAR tickets, tickets to 2017 FAACV events and other surprises.

Cost of Attendance:  $60 Adults (13 yrs. old and above) and $30 Children (Ages 6-12)

For reservations, please contact any of the following :
Romy Hernandez - 804-901-1796
Connie Prestosa - 804-690-3597
Rudy Bolipata - 804-304-0369

Please mail your checks to :
FAACV
c/o Romy Hernandez
7117 Galax Road
Henrico, VA 23228

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Sep 9 at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday, Oct 14 at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday, Nov 11 at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday, Dec 9 at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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