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Sterling Blog: Celebrate Sterling this Friday

Who says Friday the 13th is unlucky—because it’s not in Sterling. This Friday our Park View High School Patriots are hosting a huge pre-game event to celebrate Sterling as the best home town. Starting at 4:30 p.m. and lasting until the game starts at 7 p.m., the Patriots invite the community and alumni to support them as they take on the Loudoun County High football team. The fun is all being held at the parking lot beside the football stadium at 400 West Laurel Avenue.

At the celebration, there will be two moonbounces, carnival games, and live music and performances. If you’re extremely brave, you can even test your soccer skills against Park View state champion soccer team as they host pick-up games and the basketball team in a three-point shootout. For our younger Patriots, there will be face-painting and pumpkin carving stations. Obviously, all this fun might make you hungry, so Chick-Fil-a, Jersey Mikes, and (new to Sterling) Balzano’s Deli will have food for sale until the game starts. This is a chance to have a great night out with your community, support our local student-athletes, and watch a principal of a high school get dunked.

Oh, you read that right. If Park View gets 2,000 fans, alumni, and members of the community to come out to the game, Park View Principal Kirk Dolson will enter the dunk tank at half time. That’s worth your price of admission right there! Tickets to the game are just $6 and are available at the gates. And the game is a “white out” so wear all white to support our Park View Patriots. You can learn more about the event at the Facebook event page, http://www.facebook.com/events/1950312905246476/. You can also visit the school site at http://www.lcps.org/Page/25665 or the athletics page at http://www.parkviewathletics.com.
This is also our opportunity to say thanks to the Park View Patriots for their support of the community. Just this past Saturday, about a dozen varsity football players showed up at 8 a.m. to help set up SterlingFest—and this is after they had a game the previous night and would have enjoyed sleeping in. The Patriots marching band not only played in that Friday night game, but they came out early participated in our parade, played at SterlingFest, and then went on to a competition all in the same 24 hours. This is a school filled with students who give back to our community and it’s our turn to show up and support them.

So whatever your plans are Friday night, change them. Come support our Park View Patriots in their final home game of the season! Wear white. Cheer loud. Celebrate Sterling.
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