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2019 PFA Adult/Youth Volleyball Tournament

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The 2019 PFA Adult/Youth Volleyball Tournament will be held on April 5-7 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Location:
Cool Springs Sports
3001 Cool Springs Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15234

Costs:
Adults –
Member Entry Fee – $70 per Player
Non-refundable Guest Fee – $40 (Meals & Banquet for all ages)

Youth –
Member Entry Fee – $40 per Player/ Instructor/ Chaperone
Non-refundable Guest Fee – $40 (Meals & Banquet for all ages)
Non-refundable Friend Fee – $45

Deadline to register is March 4, 2019.

Click here for applications and/or additional information.

Pittsburgh Screening of The Gorals

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From the dawn of history, on the highest peaks of the Carpathian mountains, set against the elements, there lives a forgotten people — The Gorals. Possessing a love of freedom, a connection with nature, and kept ancient traditions, they are one of the most unique ethnic groups in all of Europe. Experience the passion and craftsmanship of the shepherd, lumberjack, bagpipe master, and wheelwright as they practice their occupations, not just for the survival of their families, but also for the love of these arts that weave together the fabric of their remote communities. When confronted with harsh storms, wild animals and difficult terrain in the most inaccessible Carpathian mountain range, along with long days of hard, sometimes dangerous work, the spirit and character of the Gorals stands unshaken.

But, another threat looms even more ominously….

Outside of the mountains everything in the modern world is changing rapidly. Is the culture of the Carpathian highlanders sustainable, or could these be the final times for these people and their lifestyle?

View the film, The Gorals, on Sunday, January 27, at 2 p.m. at Frick Fine Arts Auditorium in Pittsburgh, Pa. For tickets, visit https://ostatnigorale.pl/tickets/.

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales benefit The University of Pittsburgh Endowed Fund for Polish Studies.

Polish Falcons of America is pleased to sponsor this film screening.

PFHF Christmas Events 2018

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Register for the Polish Falcons Heritage Foundation’s annual Traditional Wigilia Dinner and/or Breakfast with St. Nicholas and get your tickets before they sell out!

This year’s Traditional Wigilia Dinner will take place on Saturday, December 1 with doors opening at 1:30 p.m. Breakfast with St. Nicholas will take place on Saturday, December 8 with doors opening at 9:30 a.m.

Both events will be held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Pittsburgh, Pa. Parking is FREE!

Click here to purchase tickets.

For more information, please contact Evie Jean at 844.203.9917 or by email at ejean@polishfalcons.org.

Two Polish Falcons Heroes To Be Honored

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I am pleased to announce to you that the Polish Falcons of America has been invited to participate in a historic event marking the 100th Anniversary of Poland’s Independence following World War I. On Sunday, August 19, 2018, the Polish Army Veterans Association of America District 2 in New York will be unveiling a commemorative plaque during the annual Soldier’s Day Celebration at the American Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, Pa.

The plaque depicts Polish Falcons past President Dr. Teofil A. Starzynski, a true founder of the war effort of the Polish Immigration in America in 1917-1919. Dr. Starzynski served as PFA National President from 1912-1918 and 1924 to 1952. In the War Effort, he led the recruitment of more than 20,000 volunteers from the U.S. and Canada to the Polish Army in France, also known as the Blue Army. Most of the volunteers were Members of the Polish Falcons.

The second figure on the plaque is Agnieszka Wisla, also a Member of the Polish Falcons, who was an outstanding volunteer during the recruitment effort of the Polish Army in France. She was the only Falcon from Chicago to serve as a nurse of the Polish White Cross in France and Poland.

The plaque was created by Andrzej Pitynski, a well-known Polish artist/sculptor in the United States.

In addition to the unveiling of the plaque, wreaths will be laid at the grave of Dr. Starzynski who is buried in the cemetery at the Shrine. Below is the schedule for the day.

Polish Soldier’s Day Program
August 19, 2018

10 a.m. – Breakfast at the Pilgrims’ Center cafeteria

11 a.m. – Laying of wreaths on the grave of Dr. Teofil Starzynski and by the monument “The Avenger” at the Veterans Cemetery

11:30 a.m. – Start of celebration before the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa/National Anthems, Roll Call of Honor, Taps Bugle Call, Rifle Salute, Review of Troops and Parade

12:30 p.m. – Holy Mass at the Shrine of O.L. Of Czestochowa

1:30-2:30 p.m. – Unveiling of the commemorative plaque and patriotic ceremony

2:30 p.m. – Lunch

I am asking all Polish Falcons Members, Nests and Districts to participate in this historic occasion. If you are planning to attend, please let me know by August 9. (Include the number of guests.) Please contact me if you have any questions or need additional information at tkuzma@polishfalcons.org or 412-922-2244.

Timothy Kuzma
President/CEO
Polish Falcons of America