UKRAINIAN AMERICAN SPORT CENTER TRYZUB
Lower State & County Line Roads
Horsham, PA 19044
www.tryzub.org

www.UkrainianNationals.com

THE ENDLESS SUMMER AT “TRYZUBIVKA”

By: Eugene A. Luciw; info@tryzub.org

Horsham, Pa. - -  Tryzubivka’s festival grounds, sports pub, banquet hall and forty-two beautiful acres of parks, streams, picnic groves, sports fields, and other recreational facilities beckon to be a part of your Ukrainian Summer. Become a club member for only $25.00 annually ($35 for a family membership). Enjoy a cascade of heritage, cultural, fraternal and sporting events throughout the spring, summer, and early fall. Tryzubivka’s banquet hall, meeting rooms, catering service and festival grounds are also available to members for rental at a reasonable price.

Tryzub Membership 2018

An LED lighted, full-sized artificial turf soccer-football field, built to NCAA specifications, accents the high quality of Tryzub’s soccer program, even as Tryzub’s prestige and presence in the sports world of the Delaware Valley and beyond continues to grow. See www.UkrainianNationals.com. Notably, the Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals Boys 14s through 19s teams continue to compete in the Elite Development Program (EDP) of the National Premier League Division.

Several of Tryzub’s boy’s and girl’s teams won the State Championship last season, while two of them went on to win the Region One championship and proceeded to the final four for the National Championship. Ukrainain National’s teams regularly compete in and win any number of tournament and cup championships, such as the Jefferson Cup and the FC Europa Cup, throughout the year.

Tryzub’s adult Women’s Major’s team was again crowned champion, while two adult Men’s Major’s Teams continue to compete at a very high caliber.

Tryzub teams have carried Ukraine’s flag and hallowed emblem onto fields of championship play throughout the United States and abroad.

Featured Events

The most popular community event – over 3000 now attend -- at the Ukrainian American Sport Center - Tryzub is the Ukrainian Independence Day Festival, Outdoor Summer Concert & Zabava – Dance is scheduled for Sunday, August 26, commencing at noon, in Tryzubivka’s luscious fully shaded festival glade. Ukrainians and other Americans from throughout the Philadelphia Metropolitan area and beyond attend this featured event that celebrates Liberty and Unity.

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In order to celebrate the 27th Anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence, the artists (dance troupes, musicians, singers and ensembles that have performed in previous years) are again creating a fresh, dynamic and integrated collaborative program.    “Honored Artist of Ukraine”, Singer-Songwriter Iryna Lonchyna will again appear for an encore performance, while singers Yuliya Stupen and Vika Slobodian will lead a contingent of local Philadelphia talent in an inaugural performance designed by them.

A Zabava - Dance to the tunes of the Vox Ethnika Orchestra will follow the stage show. Arts and crafts vendors, children’s recreations and Ukrainian foods, picnic fare, desserts and refreshments will be abundant.

On Sunday June 17, at 1:00 P.M., Tryzub will hold its popular Father’s Day Fest (Free Admission and Parking), a family-oriented picnic event that features the Philadelphia area’s Voloshky School of Ukrainian Dance, Accordionist Walt Syzonenko, singer Maksim Shcherbatyuk and other excellent younger singers, dancers and musicians. A Zabava-dance to the unique, versatile music of Walt Syzonenko follows.

Father's Day Festival

Over that entire Father’s Day weekend, Tryzub will host (also without admission) the US Adult Soccer Association’s Region I US Open and Amateur Cup National Championship games. With the US divided into four regions these are effectively the quarter-final games for the outright American championships in the Men’s, Women’s, Men’s over thirty and Men’s Under 23 categories. At least two of the Men’s Finals games will be held Sunday afternoon, during the Fest.

Over Memorial Day Weekend, on Saturday night, May 26, Tryzub members as well as all guests and families participating in the Memorial Weekend youth soccer tournament are invited to attend an outdoor family-oriented parents’ appreciation picnic under the stars. There is no admission fee; enjoy an array of live music by popular local bands, social dancing, food, refreshments and fraternity. There will also be a commemoration ceremony for the memories of our fallen heroes, even as the tournament financially, and as a matter of awareness, supports the Travis Manion Foundation, an organization dedicated to assisting our heroes and their families and to challenging our youth proactively to volunteer and to perform works of charity.

On Saturday, September 22, Tryzub members and the entire Ukrainian Nationals Tryzub community can share in a family fun day picnic. No admission is charged and Tryzub members can enjoy free food, refreshments, kid’s fun, music, and dancing.  

In the early fall, the Ukrainian community is invited to attend a Fallfest (Free Admission to Tryzub members and tournament guests and families) on Saturday night, October 6. This celebration is part of the immensely popular Columbus Cup girls’ youth soccer weekend tournament. Enjoy great food, live music, social dancing and refreshments. Significant proceeds from the tournament will support the Fox Chase research Center for Breast Cancer, even as Tryzub raises awareness about this tragic illness and the fight to eradicate it.

Sports

Adult and youth players and sports fans can enjoy a vast array of sporting opportunities at Tryzubivka.  Tryzub graciously invites all Ukrainian soccer players to join one of its now over 50 youth and junior soccer teams in all age brackets, boys and girls, its adult male and female Majors Division soccer teams, or one of its over 30 and over 40 squads. Pick-up games are also in abundance throughout the season. See www.UkrainianNationals.com

Tryzub invites Ukrainian club and non-Ukrainian teams to participate in either of two immensely popular soccer tournaments: The Memorial Day youth soccer tournament scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-27); and the Columbus Cup girls’ soccer tournament (October 5 - 7).

Father's Day Festival

This year, Tryzub continues to retain the services of Omid Namazi, current US U-18 Men's National Team coach, a former professional and world cup player, and an assistant coach for other US National teams, as its Director of Soccer and of Coaches. This insures that the soccer program and its academy will be populated with an organized crew of dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable coaches and trainers.

Throughout July and August, Coach Namazi and his staff of professional coaches and counsellors will also be offering a number of camps at Tryzubivka; check the Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals’ website for additional information about these specialty camps: http://www.ukrainiannationals.com/ 

In the Fall and Spring, Tryzub offers our youth, not only experienced, developed players, but also younger players and novices, an opportunity to hone their skills through a Soccer Academy that is staffed by Coach Namazi and a crew of certified coaches. Placement onto appropriate soccer teams is also a goal of the process. Again, visit the website for details.

In the Fall the Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals – Tryzub will field an adult men’s team to “represent” Ukraine in the third annual “Philadelphia International Unity Cup” soccer tournament. The competition will again be patterned after the World Cup. Local college fields and NCAA level referees will be used, while the championship game will be played at Lincoln Financial Field (home of the Super Bowl Champion Eagles) amidst an international music, song, dance and food festival.

Soccer families and other fans can enjoy games at Tryzubivka throughout the weekends of the season. The Majors Division games are particularly popular on a Sunday afternoon, at 2:00 P.M. The soccer season opener games on Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9, like the Ukrainian Nationals Family Day Picnic on Saturday, September 22 are particularly good days to enjoy great soccer.

Other athletes can join Tryzub’s golf team or its archery team. The archery and golf squads regularly compete in league play at the Bucks County Fish and Game Association and the Limekiln Golf Club, respectively. The archery team also competes regularly in nationally and internationally sanctioned indoor and outdoor tournaments and in recreational outings such as 3-D archery and Archery Golf.

Tryzub offers all golfers in the Ukrainian community a fun-filled reasonably priced golf outing and banquet on Saturday, June 9. The entry fee includes greens fees, a cart, food, refreshments, and valuable door prizes and gifts. Trophies are awarded as well.

Low Gross Team Best Ball Champions: Joe Nguyen and  Keith McGovern 1st and 3rd from left pictured with Joe Homick and Bohdan Anniuk (2nd and 4th); missing are: John Nguyen and Liam Pham.

40th Golf Outing: Low Gross Team Best Ball Champions: Joe Nguyen and  Keith McGovern 1st and 3rd from left pictured with Joe Homick and Bohdan Anniuk (2nd and 4th); missing are: John Nguyen and Liam Pham.

You can learn more about beautiful Tryzubivka and the opportunities it offers the community at www.tryzub.org and at www.ukrainiannationals.com. The Club is located at Lower State and County Line Roads, Horsham, Montgomery County (Northern Suburbs of Philadelphia), PA.