No, not Los Angeles International Airport, but lacrosse (LAX), that popular sport among Georgetown families, held the 13th annual Tewaarton Awards at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian last Thursday, May 30th. A most appropriate venue as the sport was played by Native Americans and renamed Lacrosse by the French.
The Tewaaraton Awards not only celebrates those who have contributed to the advancement of the sport but also gives back to the Native American community by providing college scholarships to Native American high school students who play lacrossethrough the generous support of US Lacrosse.
“The University Club founded the Tewaarton Award in 2001 as an extension of our mission. We were founded in 1904 in order to promote excellence in academics and athletics. We are pleased to not only recognize the on-the-field accomplishments but also the outstanding character these student-athletes have.” – Chris Manning, Vice President of the University Club and Founding Partner at Manning Sossamon law firm.
Cornell University attackman Rob Pannell and University of Maryland midfielder Katie Schwarzmann were this year’s Tewaaraton Award winners.
The five men’s finalists were Pannell, University of North Carolina attackman Marcus Holman, Syracuse University midfielder JoJo Marasco, Princeton University midfielder Tom Schreiber and University at Albany attackman Lyle Thompson.
The five women’s finalists were Schwarzmann, University of Maryland attacker Alex Aust, University of North Carolina midfielder Kara Cannizzaro, University of Florida goalie Mikey Meagher and Syracuse University attacker Alyssa Murray.
“We were able to not only recognize the best collegiate lacrosse players in the country but also awarded our annual scholarships presented by US Lacrosse to high school seniors, Robert McMicking, Cayuga Nation and Cassandra Minerd, Onondaga Nation,” said Tewaaraton Foundation Executive Director, Sarah Aschenbach.
For more information, visit Tewaaraton.
The 20th Annual Taste of Georgetown is Saturday, June 1, 2013.
Showcasing the over 30 of Washington, D.C.'s finest restaurants, this event features nearly sixty delectable dishes to sample, as well as wine and craft beer tastings, music and entertainment and for the first time ever, the Georgetown Chef Showdown.
The Taste of Georgetown benefits Georgetown Ministry Center's (GMC) services supporting the homeless.
Tickets are on sale now.
Chainsaws and a 75-ton crane will arrive in the Tudor Place North Garden Monday morning, May 12, to remove a white oak tree looming more than 100 feet tall that may have taken root in the 18th century.
Arborists have determined that the oak is leaning dangerously, and soil fissures at its roots indicate failure. Tudor Place staff, Board, and supporters are bidding a reluctant farewell to this old friend. The tree stands out even on a property renowned for old-growth specimens, including the ancient Tulip Poplar named by the America the Beautiful Fund as D.C.’s “Millennium Tree.”
“The loss of this majestic tree will reshape Tudor Place’s north landscape,” said Executive Director Leslie Buhler. “However, just as previous owners honored the site’s past while planning for its future, we will replace it with a new white oak in the fall.”
To defray the extraordinary cost of removing and replacing the oak and sustaining and replenishing the site’s other tall trees, Tudor Place will be establishing a fund.