March 2019

ICFC Concert Series: The Legendary Hucklebucks, with Melville Walbeck
March 4, 2019
Adult 7v7 Draft Results
March 14, 2019

March 2019

Volume 1 Issue 4
Dear Player,

Welcome to the March 2019 edition to the ICFC Newsletter. This month we look to close out our winter season, and welcome the idea of moving into our outdoor sessions. In this issue: The Janessa Fleming Memorial Fund, Dustin Fleming, Matt McKelvy, Winter Futsal table, St. Patrick's Day Parade, Bryan Wilkins plays bagpipes, The Legendary Hucklebucks, Melville Walbeck, we had a 7v7 draft, March 31st is championship Sunday, Winter Futsal team pictures, and Courtney Scherf has a camera.


Sponsor of the Month: The Janessa Fleming Memorial Fund

Janessa.infoJanessa Fleming Memorial Fund was founded in her memory to honor her compassionate spirit. Born profoundly deaf, Janessa worked hard and overcame many of the obstacles she encountered in her 25 years. She had a sincere desire to help anyone in need and expressed a deep love for animals. The Janessa Fleming Memorial Fund helps to continue her life’s work of love and compassion and keeps Janessa’s memory alive by helping others. The fund offers scholarships to deaf students, as well as to any person majoring in deaf education or veterinary medicine. The fund also awards grants to charities and organizations that follow the core values of Janessa’s life. It supports ICFC because the club “brings the community together in a fun and competitive manner, while promoting unity and friendship,” according to Dustin Fleming, Janessa’s brother and Vice President and Golf Tournament Chairman of the Memorial Fund. He continued, “Sports were a big part of Janessa’s life, and I guarantee she would be playing with us.” This year’s charity golf tournament is Saturday, June 22nd. “Our golf tournament is our biggest fundraiser,” says Dustin. “I hope to see you all out there. It’s a great time for a great cause.” For more information, see www.Janessa.info.

Dustin has been playing soccer since he was three,, starting in the Indiana Rec program. “I was taught soccer by all the Indiana legends. Jose Soriano, Matt McKelvy, Todd Myers, Mark Hess, Ed Williams, and John Kowalski. They all had a part in my play and understanding of soccer,” stated Fleming. “Vinny even gave me my first red card!” Dustin runs Soccer City and Highlander Soccer Academy in Johnstown, PA, providing “quality soccer products and offer the best soccer training in the Laurel Highlands region.”

Member of the Month: Matt McKelvy

Matt McKelvyMatt McKelvy has long been active in ICFC programming, the over-40 team, and youth coaching in the area. He has been coaching—for PA West travel teams, Indiana Boosters, and junior high players—since 1995. Matt says, “I love teaching kids a little bit more of the game of soccer especially because I know if they like it they can play it till they are old!” He notes that many players he has coached or currently coaches play in ICFC leagues. Matt enjoys ICFC programming because “it is inclusive. A wide range of ages, skill levels, and coed players are all welcome. This accommodates so many and in my case allows soccer to be a family event! It also gives me the freedom to recommend the club programs to many and know that they will be welcome! It’s consistency keeps me coming back... good soccer, good people, and I just show up to enjoy it.” Matt also continues to play on Indiana’s o-40 team. He jokes that “the seasons have been a thorough enjoyment, and the Sunday night through Wednesday recovery pain is worth the opportunity to play serious competitive game of soccer again.”

Matt is the proprietor of McKelvy Works, a full-service property maintenance company established in 1996. McKelvy Works handles anything from lawn mowing or junk hauling to home renovations. In addition to work on rental properties that they own or manage, McKelvy Works also contracts for residential customers and businesses. Matt has been married to his wife Christine for almost 23 years. They have ten children (four boys and six girls) ranging in age from three to 21. The family is active in the Lord Jesus Christ Assembly church, where Matt is a youth group leader, plays guitar, and, along with Christine, helps to lead worship during services.

Winter Futsal League Table

With one week of round-robin play left in the Premier Cup, Gunners need a win and some help from Sporting McKelvy to break in to the playoff rounds. With two weeks left in the Community Cup, the trophy is up for grabs, with only Neverton officially eliminated. The league is off until Sunday, March 17.

Upcoming Calendar Announcements & Special Events

Adult 7v7 Draft Day: Sunday, March 10
Our adult (21 and over), co-ed 7v7 league conducted its draft this past Sunday at Noble Stein Brewing Co. -- special thanks to Zack Morrow for hosting our various league drafts. The draft results are available here! Get your boots shined up, we'll be outdoors in less than a month! Kickoff is April 7th.

Downtown Indiana St Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 16th, gathering at 11:20 AM

After our fun and successful turn in the holiday parade this past November, we’re back at it again on Saturday, March 16 for the St Patrick’s Day Parade. We’ll have the McKelvy Works hay wagon driven by Michael McKelvy, club signage, candy to disperse, horns to blow, bells to ring… and we’ll be lead by ICFC’s resident bagpiper, Bryan Wilkins! Bring your families and join in the fun. We’ll meet at 11:20 AM along the 400 block of Philadelphia St, with the parade due to begin at noon, moving along Philadelphia St toward 9th St. Hope to see you there!

ICFC Concert Series: The Legendary Hucklebucks
Saturday, March 23rd, doors at 7:00 PM

The fourth and final show of the 2018-19 Concert Series features the rip-roaring honky-tonk rock collaborative of one of Appalachia’s own, The Legendary Hucklebucks. There is a reason we saved this show for the last offering; you will not want to miss this unique experience, with special guests, ICFC’s own Melville Walbeck. Tickets are $10.00 in advance or $12.00 at the door. There is also an $8 online group ticket discount if you order 5 or more tickets by 11:59 pm, Saturday, March 16th. Come join us! The ICFC Concert Series may be the best-kept secret in Indiana County.

Futsal Final Club Gathering: Sunday, March 31
The Futsal League Final is scheduled for Sunday March 31st and will feature the final two squads remaining in the Premier League Cup. We invite all club members and their families to join for the final ceremony, where we will present trophies to the Community Cup winners as well as the Community Shield winners prior to kickoff. The ceremony will include lineup announcements, halftime activities, and a post-game pizza party. Please join us in creating a fun soccer atmosphere for this year’s final match.

At the request of several sponsors, we are holding club pictures during this time, as well. Please show up for the match in wearing your own club kit, and we will arrange team pictures in the stands to be taken by Courtney Scherf.

Other Club Happenings

Board of Directors Meeting:
First Monday of every month, 9:00 pm. Conference call format. Members are invited to dial in, listen, and contribute. For call-in credentials, email us at [email protected].

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