By now you're all probably feeling a bit anxious. It was -17 yesterday sure, but today it hit almost 14 degrees! You're probably thinking now, we're on the up and up. Spring is just around the corner!
And you'd be right. As we speak, signings are happening, wheels are rolling up in Soccer Suburb, USA (Blaine). And down here in MSP? Things are about to start rolling for the Dark Clouds, too.
Last year at our season opener we unfurled the largest banner this league has ever seen. It not only set the standard in the NASL but got us a lot of attention from the folks up in MLS.
(that's about a 1/4th of it)
Last season we got that attention. This season, we're gonna do something with it.
Development of the 2013 project is kept pretty under wraps. We like it to be a surprise for our friends and family as much as for other fans in the league. What I will tell you though is this:
2013's display is unparalleled in this sport.
In order to back that claim up though, we need help. We need hands, we need supplies, support, donations, you name it. In the coming weeks we are going to begin amassing supplies. Last seasons banner cost us almost 1,000 dollars. This seasons is expected to surpass that.
Thankfully, our new membership system is going to cover a lot of that cost. It makes it much easier to have things like this happen. That said, there will still be a lot of peripheral costs that the membership funds wont cover (at least if we want to make sure we can provide all the other cool stuff to you, too). If you'd like to help make this happen by donating funds, shoot me a message and we can work it out.
But Pfutz, I'm poor!
That's ok Pfutz, I am, too.
We need help beyond money. We're going to need creative, crafty folks. I can't say more than that — so email dctifo at gmail dot com to get involved.
Things we know we need:
Money for or supplies of:
- More Fabric
- White crayons/fabric pencils
- craft supplies
- Paint brushes
- Paint trays
- painters tape
- various hardware/fixtures
sewing (with machine)
game day duties (explained via email)
Timeline: We will be working over the next 2 months, with major efforts begining early in feb. Working sessions will start at once weekly and ramp up to 3 or more depending on how things are going.
Demonstrating our support through passionate creativity, in song and banner, is what makes us who we are. When it comes to creativity, the DC's have always punched above our weight. I believe it's made us better supporters than anyone else in the United States—now let's work together to prove that.
Email dctifo at gmail dot com to get involved.