Rose City Futsal
Let's Donate Blood!
Hey Rose City!
We’re excited to announce that Rose City Futsal-West (Tigard) will be hosting a Pop-Up Blood Drive starting next Monday with Bloodworks Northwest! We have 9 dates to choose from (5/25, 5/28, 5/30, 6/1, 6/4, 6/6, 6/8, 6/9 & 6/10) so schedule your spot today.
FYI, all blood donation appointments are pre-scheduled to ensure both safe social distancing and a safe, controlled experience for all donors and staff. Check out some info below from Bloodworks Northwest about why blood donations are so important right now:
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Pacific Northwest in different ways, and the safety and health of our community is our immediate priority. The number of new coronavirus cases in our region has been declining recently, which means that soon, hospitals will once again be able to begin performing elective surgeries which were cancelled or delayed during the first weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak in a successful effort to stabilize the blood supply. The resumption of these surgeries will increase the demand on the local blood supply – in addition to cancer, trauma, transplant, and critical surgery patients that blood donors always support – and to meet that challenge, Bloodworks needs all of us to step up.
Pre-book your donation now to make sure patients get the fighting chance they deserve. All types are urgently needed, but Type O is especially in demand. Let’s do this, RCF!
A Message From Rose City Futsal - May 8th, 2020
Hello Rose City Futsal Community!
We hope this email finds you healthy and well.
Not that we’re counting every minute, but it has been 57 days, 2 hours and 5 minutes since we closed our doors at RCF in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Honestly, it feels longer…and we miss you all very much.
Yesterday (May 7th) Governor Kate Brown announced her detailed plan to allow Oregon Counties to submit applications for limited reopening. We will be following the progress of these plans, along with the more specific guidelines for things like opening Youth Classes and Summer Camps, very carefully and will be prepared as we progress into these phases.
In the meantime, RCF remains closed with all employees furloughed…but we’re still excited to see some positive movements!
During this time, RCF Staffers have been meeting virtually for the last few weeks, and, starting today, you began to see some of the fun social media and outreach that are the product of these sessions. Here is a link to today’s post — with more on the way!
Please follow us to catch all the fun and tag us in all of your at-home training so we can share and learn from each other!
In other news:
We are still working on details for providing RCF customers who were mid-session/season when we closed credits for future services. Thank you for your patience as we sort this out.
Our plan is to send out a note via email each Friday as we work on details and begin to understand the possible paths for us to reopen.
Finally, I and the rest of the Rose City Futsal ownership group want to make sure you know this: We will be back.
RCF ownership is committed to reopening both locations and bringing back the staff we know and love as soon as it is safely possible. Until then, please stay healthy and know we’ll be counting the days, hours, and minutes until we’re back on the courts together.
Managing Director, Rose City Futsal
A Message From Rose City Futsal - March 24, 2020
To the RCF Staff and our Community,
The past week has been challenging to all of us. We hope you are safe and taking the steps to care for your family, yourself and your community.
We want to share details about Rose City Futsal and what is known at this time.
On March 2nd the Academy made the decision to cancel a trip to Italy for 8 of our players, coaches and families, based on health alerts.
On March 11th the Academy trip to Santa Clara in June was cancelled for all 13 teams.
On Thursday March 12 at 4:30 PM the senior leadership team met to discuss the growing COVID-19 crisis. At 5:00 PM we shut Rose City Futsal in Tigard and Portland. This included having our tenants APEX, GC Strength, THUSC, Tursi Soccer, and United PDX close down and work as quickly as possible to close tenant space from by Friday. We knew that this was going to cause economic harm and disruption to our staff and our community. However, the signs pointed toward the need to take this action. We could not have known how fast things would continue to change in the coming days. Our intention was to do our part to avoid contamination and spread. We planned to reopen in 2 to 4 weeks.
In the next few days the team focused on communicating to our community, completing payroll for the entire staff and securing the buildings.
On March 17th the RCF ownership met to plan for the care of the staff and plan for a reopening given the available information at the time. At that time, the information available pointed toward a much longer shutdown and although there was discussion of help from a Federal level there was no sign of help in the time necessary to continue. That evening the number of restaurants and small businesses closing operations (and laying off employees) in Portland become an overwhelming problem for the state unemployment agency.
On March 18th RCF notified all staff that they would be furloughed in order to apply for unemployment insurance. RCF is currently shut down and all communications and safety measures are being coordinated through our Managing Director, Kevin Murray. As senior leadership, we are being consulted and offering help where we can.
On March 23rd Oregon Governor K. Brown ordered a stay a home for the state.
Unfortunately, this crisis has meant that we have collected revenue for services that we cannot provide to you at this time. At this time, our policy is to provide a credit for future services. Thank you for your patience as we proceed.
It is our intention to open as soon as possible and welcome back our staff and our community. We are all watching the daily briefings from state Governors and the Coronavirus Task Force. Our primary concern is for the health and safety of our community. Please stay at home.
We hope everyone is doing well during these unpredictable and difficult times. Missing Futsal? Please CLICK HERE to register your team today to the Adult League Wait-list.
When league play resumes we will look to fill any openings from our wait-list. Please note that teams are contacted in the order in which they register.
Stay well, stay safe.
Nothing unites a community quite like sport. Something about the activity, the team camaraderie, the desire to improve and the thrill of success creates an energy that transcends age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic backgrounds. This, we believe, is THE HEART OF THE GAME. At Rose City Futsal we strive to build an inclusive community that loves the game and does not discriminate. No matter who you are, what race, age, gender, religion, or sexual orientation you identify with, we want this community to be one where you always feel welcome.