With less than two months away to prepare, it is time to revisit the checklist:

  • Oil the elbow joints. (Drinks don’t pour themselves.)
  • Grease the knee joints. (There’s going to be some jumping out of seats.
  • Apologize to the neighbors. (There WILL be some yelling practice going on.)
  • Dust off the wooden spoons. (There will be some Galaxy ass-whooping happening!)
  • Have your bag ready to go. (We may need to escort the defeated back to their own planet.)
  • And last, but not least, pay for yo’ food! (New menu this year!!!)

 

I know everyone looks forward to those amazingly yummy tacos and quesadillas provided by our amazingly awesome taco guy, but we’ve decided to change it up a bit this year.  Courtesy of our same amazingly awesome taco guy, the meal not to be missed will be as follows:

 

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Baked Beans

Coleslaw

Corn on the Cob

Grab yourself a napkin and wipe up that drool.  Now get yourself to Paypal and reserve your spot for just $15/person (and yes, it will be all-you-can-eat, just like always!), or pay in cash at your nearest tailgate.

Off to NomNom Land

As usual, wristbands will be handed out at the California Clasico tailgate.  Make your payments early so we can give Alberto and his crew an accurate count, so he can make sure all walk away happy and full!

 

Keep an eye out for future information!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help to Bring ProSoccer to San Francisco!

 

Hey guys, please help our new pro soccer team, SF Deltas, get a proper home in the heart of San Francisco–Kezar Stadium. First thing you can do is sign your name and address in the letter below.

https://sfdeltas.typeform.com/to/KGvC1U

Secondly, we have reached the final step to obtain the stadium contract that approves the SF Deltas to play their home games at Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park (the original home of the 49ers and Raiders). The majority of the people who know about the SF Deltas are in strong support. However, the process for approval has an important final step that is based on the number of people who show up to the SF Recreation & Park Commission hearing at City Hall.

The Commissioners will vote based on how many people attend the hearing in support of the SF Deltas. The biggest challenge? The hearing is in the middle of the work day.

Would you please join us to ensure our team has the best home possible in San Francisco?

Here are the hearing details:

When:    Thursday, March 17 @ 9:30 am

*Note: The hearing end time varies on where we are placed on the agenda. We’ll have that information 72 hours before the hearing. If we are first on the agenda, we should be out by noon. If we are later in the agenda, we should be done by early afternoon.

Where: San Francisco City Hall – 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, SF, CA 94102  Room 416

The benefits of bringing pro soccer to the community include:

– World’s game – An opportunity to bring professional soccer on a manageable and intimate scale into the heart of San Francisco.

 Rec and Park facility improvements and revenue – Nearly 1 million dollars in upgrades and deferred maintenance repair at Kezar and Boxer stadiums (half of which will take place prior to the first game).

– Affordable and accessible entertainment with multicultural appeal – Discount pricing (3,000 tickets @ $20 or less a game), free entry (200 spectators per game).

– Neighborhood commerce – Games anticipated to draw thousands of spectators – some of whom are expected to visit local shops, bars and restaurants.

It would be hugely appreciated if you could help us. I’d be happy to follow up with a call/e-mail to give you more details if you’d like.

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your support!

Sincerely,

Todd Dunivant

todd@sfdeltas.com

Did You Feel That ? ? ? ! ! !

Rumble . . .

Rumble . . .

Rumble . . .

Shake . . .

Shake . . .

Shake . . .

Holy Q . . . it’s Earth”Quake”s Time!

This Sunday, March 6, marks Opening Day for the MLS Season as your own San Jose Earthquakes take on the Colorado Rapids.

For all you long-time supporters, you already know where to go to get on with your pre-game groove!

For all you newbies, we welcome you with open arms to the west side of the Gold Lot, right next to the fence, and near the walkway opening. There will be flags a-flying, laughter turned on high, and a little bit o’ music to get you into the mood for the first game of the season!

Don’t forget to bring your favorite morning yum-yum for the Share Table (if you so desire), and maybe a little something for that Magic Cooler . . . hmmm, maybe?? And yes, the Magic Cooler will be open for business despite the 8 a.m. start time, because, after all, we’ve got to pretend it’s not 8 in the morning!

If you have yet to pay for your Casbah membership for the 2016/2017 season, you can still pay at the tailgate with Cash or Credit. Or you can pay here

$20 for Individual
$30 for Family (Two Adults and all children under 18)

 

Remember, the San Jose Casbah is a non-profit organization, and proceeds go toward the betterment of the Earthquakes Community. With your membership this year, you get a handy-dandy flannel blanket that will help to keep you warm on this overcast day. (If you’ve already paid for your membership, your blanket will be available for pick-up from 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at the tailgate).

San Jose Earthquakes Supporters Join with Pajama Program: CA Bay Area Chapter

PajamaProgram_logoIn conjunction with fellow Earthquakes supporter and head of Pajama Program: CA Bay Area Chapter, the San Jose Casbah will come together with other Earthquakes supporters at a Pajama Sorting Event at Stevens Creek Lexus.

If you are able to spare some time to attend this wonderful event, please RSVP at the event’s Facebook Site.  And yes, kids are welcome to help out!!!  P.S.  Don’t forget to wear your Supporter’s Group or Earthquakes gear!

If you are unable to make it, but definitely want to help make a difference, please don’t hesitate to help out by making a donation, which will go directly to the CA Bay Area Chapter of the Pajama Program.  These funds will go directly to the Santa Clara community, as supported by your San Jose Earthquakes.

Continue Reading to Learn More about Pajama Program:

Mission

Pajama Program provides new pajamas and new books to children in need nationwide, many of whom are waiting to be adopted. These children live in group homes, shelters and temporary housing facilities and are shuffled often from one place to another. Many of them have been abandoned, abused or neglected. Most of these children have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a parent tuck them in at bedtime with warm, clean pajamas and a bedtime story. Some of the children are living with their families below the poverty level, in desperate need of food, clothing and shelter. These two simple gifts of pajamas and books let the children know that someone cares – sometimes these are the only new things they have ever received.

Who Are Our Children?

  • Children in need ranging from newborn to age 18.
  • Children who are living 200% below the poverty level.
  • Children of teenage pregnancies with parents who struggle to take care of them.
  • Children who are homeless and living in shelters.
  • Children who come to the shelter without any clothing or belongings.
  • Children in foster care.
  • Children who are youth of incarcerated parents.
  • Children who have been physically or emotionally abused and neglected.
  • Children who are emotionally traumatized.
  • Children who have been abandoned.
  • Children who are in head start programs.

“We have some children dealing with the fact that they are not stable, they don’t have a stable home. Children are dealing with moving. They are transitional, they are always moving from one place to another. And I think emotionally it can be a lot for the children.” – Caretaker

Pajama Program’s Story

“What are these?”

This was not a question from a child on a school trip to a museum, but from Maria, a child in a shelter who was holding for the first time a new pair of pajamas. When finally convinced that she could take off the clothes she wore all day and sleep in the pajamas she said, “you mean I can keep these for the rest of my life?”

From experiences like this, Pajama Program, a 501(c)(3) founded in 2001, was created. Pajama Program serves children throughout the nation with 60 Chapters in 33 States. Thousands of pajamas and books are being provided to children in desperate need of comfort and care. The pajamas have come to represent people who care, and they offer security and love for a child abandoned in a shelter or waiting for a foster home. The books complete a nighttime ritual that so many of us took for granted… when Mom or Dad said, “okay get your pajamas on and I’ll be right in to read you a story.” Children in transition seldom hear these comforting words.

Taxes, taxes, taxes!

When Uncle Sam delivers that nice little refund to you, don’t forget about the San Jose Casbah!

Membership Options are now Live for purchase.  When you purchase the membership that pertains to you, don’t forget to come by our first tailgate on March 6th to receive your fancy-schmancy, handy-dandy, nice-and-blue, just-for-you stadium blanket to show the world you support the San Jose Earthquakes and it’s community!  blanket$20 for Individual
$30 for Families (2 adults and their children under the age of 18)

We are a non-profit organization that supports the San Jose Earthquakes and aims toward the betterment of its community.

From Food Drives . . .

FoodDrive
To Food and Clothing Sorting . . .

SacredHeart

And Many More Things in the Treasure Box to come (like the upcoming joint effort with Open Your Heart: Pajama Program on 2/23!)

Click on the appropriate link below to purchase your San Jose Casbah Membership today!  Not only does your purchase get you a warm stadium blanket, it also goes toward helping those who are less fortunate in the Earthquakes community.  If you have a close-to-your heart charity you’d like us to consider, please don’t hesitate to contact us with your request.

Individual Membership

Family Membership

Here’s to a rewarding 2016 with our San Jose Earthquakes and your fellow supporters.

No One Likes Schedules…Unless It Causes a Quake!

That’s right, your San Jose Earthquakes have released the schedule for the 2016 season!

The regular season opens on March 6th against the Colorado Rapids. And . . . as you will see, the California Clasico will once again be played at Stanford Stadium.

But wait, did you notice there’s something missing?? That’s right, there is NO game at Levi Stadium. N-O-N-E!!!

If you’re looking for those single-game tickets in your favorite Supporter’s Section, do not fret! Those ticket prices have not been raised, so contact us directly to receive the special pricing that only happens in your one-and-only, Loud-and-Proud, Black-and-Blue Section.

For further information and the Quakes schedule, see more at the San Jose Earthquakes’s Website

As always, keep checking back (or sign up to get updates) for Tailgate Information for the Season Home Opener on March 6th!

Accepting Membership Payments for 2016 Season

Because it’s never too early to be excited about the San Jose Earthquakes, Membership Options are now Live for purchase.

$20 for Individual
$30 for Families (2 adults and their children under the age of 18)

We are a non-profit organization that supports the San Jose Earthquakes and aims toward the betterment of its community.

Click on the appropriate link below to purchase your San Jose Casbah Membership today!

Individual Membership

Family Membership

IMPORTANT Changes to “Feed the Homeless”

We are still looking for volunteers for tomorrow to help pass out a Thanksgiving meal to those lessfortunate.  We did have some changes arise this morning.  Please read the following letter that went out to volunteers who are currently signed up:

Dear Fellow Volunteers!

Thank you for signing up to volunteer to help “Feed the Homeless” at Avaya Stadium on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 from 12: 00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!

Unfortunately, we have been given some information this morning that contradicts some of the information we passed on to you originally. We apologize deeply for this miscommunication. We know the information will effect a few of our volunteers. It seems that not all ages are acceptable to volunteer at this particular event. All volunteers must be 14+. We understand if this changes your ability to attend the event.

We also need to ask you to sign up (even if you already signed up at Eventbrite) at the following link: Earthquakes Volunteer Hub, so that CityTeam has record of the amount of volunteers showing up.

We always try our best to pass on information as quickly and efficiently as possible when given these wonderful opportunities to help out those who are less fortunate. Unfortunately, there was a bump in the road of communication this time and we sincerely hope it will not cause too much of an inconvenience for our great group of Volunteers.

Please contact us at questions@sjcasbah.org if you have any questions. Otherwise, we hope to still see you tomorrow at Avaya Stadium!

In Soccer,

The San Jose Casbah

 

If you have not signed up yet to volunteer, and are willing and able, please do so at the following link Earthquakes Volunteer Hub.  If you are unable to physically be at the event, City Team is also taking monetary donations for Thanksgiving meals, as you will see, by going through the link above.

May your Thanksgiving bring smiles, laughter, and love.

What Better Way to Give Thanks Than with Our Earthquakes Family

CALLING ALL HELPING HANDS!

Join the San Jose Casbah, along with the your favorite MLS Team’s Front Office, in serving frozen Thanksgiving dinners to 12,000 deserving people.

Come for the entire event, or even just an hour.  Remind those who are less-fortunate there’s always someone out there who cares.

Your San Jose Earthquakes and Cityteam Ministries are joining forces to serve food to the city’s homeless population.  This will take place at our own Avaya Stadium. Help distribute frozen goods to each family so they will have a Thanksgiving meal.

Cordell Cato and our mascot, Q, will also be on hand.

This inspiring event takes place on Tuesday, November 24th, from Noon-2:30 p.m. There is no age minimum to help, so bring out the entire family.  And don’t forget to bring along your friends.

Every helping hand will help in this endeavor to fill tummies and create smiles.

Let us know you’re available by clicking on this link!

volunteer

Did Somebody Say Viewing Party?

After tonight’s win against Sporting Kansas City, I know your first thought will be, “Where can I watch the last game of the season with all my fellow supporters?!”  Guess what – there’s an answer for that!

Join the Casbah, the Faultline, and El Imperio Sismico in San Jose at:

Johnny Garlic's Logo

Game starts at 4:00 p.m. Fellow supporters will be there beginning at 3:00 p.m.

All Earthquakes Supporters will find many game-day specials at Johnny Garlic’s, including:

Drink Specials‎
Kraft Kocktails‎
Wines‎
Shooters & Spirits‎
Beer‎
Small Bites‎

Flatbreads

MEET US AT JOHNNY GARLIC’S ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25TH FOR A GAME TIME OF 4 P.M.     YOUR SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES WILL BE TAKING ON FC DALLAS IN THE FINAL REGULAR SEASON GAME.
BE THERE EARLY TO ENJOY GOOD COMPANY AND GET A GOOD VIEWING SEAT AT
101 Curtner Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125

Vamos Teremotos!   Go Quakes!!