Dear ECFC Families,
As many of you know, our club is hosting the UC Sampdoria camp July 7-9. Sampdoria is sending two coaches from Genoa, Italy to Seattle for the camp and our club is obligated to provide them accommodations during their stay. This offers a great opportunity for a family who would be willing to host the 2 coaches during their time here. The two coaches are:
-Head Coach for Sampdoria Camps in Genoa
-Played under 20with UC Sampdoria
-Played for the Albanian National Team under 20
-Coached Sampdoria Academy Team Spring 2014
-Played for UC Sampdoria Reserve Team
-Selected for Italian World Cup under 18
Both speak English well and have been traveling and staying with host families with other partner clubs in the U.S. this summer. By hosting one or both of the coaches, your family will be able to learn about European soccer while sharing the great hospitality of our Seattle soccer community. They will need accommodations starting the evening of July 6 through the morning of July 10 when they depart. They will have a rental car so transportation will be provided.
Additionally, we have an opportunity to share the ECFC spirit the week before the camp. The Sampdoria coaches will actually be in Seattle starting July 1, staying in hotel at the expense of the company that facilitated the Emerald City/Sampdoria partnership (they have a delay between camps and staying here for a week was cheaper than going back and returning from Italy). As such, we are looking for volunteers to show them around town or provide hospitality July 1-5. Activities are up to you but could include:
--Take them around town to key tourist sites
--Host them for dinner
--Host them for 4th of July
--Host them or take them to the Atlantic Crossing/George & Dragon/Dray, etc. to watch the Sounders play Vancouver on TV (it’s an away game)
--Take them to the mountains, ferry ride or other day trip.
Showing off Seattle and the surrounding area is always fun, especially to international visitors. If you are interested in hosting the Sampdoria coaches during their stay July 6-10 or would like to entertain them while they are here at any time between July 1-10, please email Bill Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text him at 206-399-6025.
Emerald City FC Board
June 25th 2014