Celebrate our Sport with the Third Annual National Field Hockey Day

Aug. 22, 2014, 11:27 a.m. (ET)

Celebrate our Sport with the Third Annual National Field Hockey Day

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – August 22, 2014 – For an entire day, neither the colors we wear nor the teams we cheer for can contain our love of field hockey. The love of the game is leaping over county lines and hurdling from state to state in celebration of USA Field Hockey’s third annual National Field Hockey Day. The event will be held Saturday, September 13th to connect coaches, clubs, athletes, umpires and those who simply enjoy the sport for a day dedicated to proudly displaying our passion for the game. We encourage our members and fans to participate all week long with their friends and families for a chance to win some great prizes.

“National Field Hockey Day is our one day a year to go above and beyond in celebrating and promoting the sport we love on a national level,” said Simone Attles, Sport Development and Marketing Manager. “We are excited to enter our third year of this initiative and look forward to even more participation from our amazing field hockey community.”

Last year, universities hosted free clinics, clubs held special training for brothers and dads, former players organized pick-ups in the park, even a field hockey themed cake was made. However you choose to celebrate, let us know via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram by using @USAFieldHockey and #NFHDay. We will post submissions throughout the week and you could even be featured on our website in photo galleries like the one above!

We will be giving awards for:
- Most Spirit
- Biggest Celebration
- Most Unique/Creative
- Growing the Game

Ways to Celebrate:
- Invite neighbors, family, and friends to watch you play
- Host a youth clinic with your team
- Umpire or coach a game
- Host an equipment drive for a community or team in need
- Submit “old school” photos for Flashback Friday
- Get creative with signs, t-shirts and headbands

Submitting Flashback Friday Photos:
Please e-mail your favorite “old school” field hockey photos to growthegame@usafieldhockey.com before Wednesday, September 10 at 5:00 p.m. PST. You can also participate on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by tagging @USAFieldHockey #NFHDay and #FBF. 

In addition, clubs and communities can download the Official National Field Hockey Day Logo and inscribe their town or team in the banner. USA Field Hockey encourages Member Clubs and Teams to download and use the logo to help promote National Field Hockey Day in your community. Download your National Field Hockey Day logo by clicking here!