With the federal shutdown came concrete barriers to the Carter Barron parking lot effectively shutting down the field and displacing the 1294 players on 84 teams who play there on Saturdays. After two days of scrambling, fields were found for all the games at the previously scheduled times.
Special thanks are due to Antoin Greene, Jackie Alvarado and Bob Haldeman of the DC Department of Parks and Recreation who did all they could for DC Stoddert including issuing a special permit for Walter Pierce Field.
Special thanks to Sidwell Friends for allowing us to rent their football field at a moment’s notice.
Very special thanks to the volunteer Commissioners: Dana Sade, Haze McCreary and Ryan McInerney of 1st grade and Erin Harcourt and Eric Hoy of 2nd Grade for handling the logistics of the move and all the volunteer coaches and managers who made it work.