Georgia Express FC

Georgia Express Festival a Big Success


94 teams competed through rain, mud, fog, and brilliant sunshine on Mother’s Day weekend.  Amazing skill and heart throughout the weekend.  We are most proud that every single minute of scheduled play was fulfilled in each and every game, regardless of the weather.  Each day’s play began and ended on-time.

Georgia Express members were out in force throughout the last two weeks and the tournament weekend.  Thanks to each and every volunteer.  Special thanks to the following for their help in making this tournament a raging success:

Honey Cunningham, the glue that kept our entire tournament running like clockwork.  Trophies, medals, vendors, volunteers, scorekeeper, gopher, complaint handler, check-in coordinator. 

Jerry Bullington and his goal and field crew, including all those who stayed late Friday to grab goals in the rain and get them on the field.  Special thanks to hand ladlers Michaela Moellar, Frank duCille, and Lawrence Hassel.

Our amazing Venue Directors of Shawn Sexton and Jamie Cunningham

Referee Coordination was terrific due to Sandy Ziadie, as well as her sidekick Delroy.

Joe & Michelle Rosentel, for tireless work to take care of our referees.

Concessions Inc, led by Mike Owen, Jayita Deb, Karen Jones, Nancy Smith, and the GXFC U14 Boys families

Our signage and traffic crew, led by Becky Vogel, Andrea Schlappi, Alan Moss, and Ryan Kuelpman.

Clean-up Crew of Amalia Lopez, Gustavo Arredondo, and Ken Billings

Our goodie bag brigade of Michelle Bolton, Lisa Hittle, Stephanie Cocchiara, and Liddie Palumbo

First Aid was great with Katy Shack and Amy Starkes

Our terrific Check-in crew of Anjana Sharma, Meeta Natraj, Michelle Foley, and Yongjun Geng

The Mother’s Day Flower Crew of Katy Shack, Michelle Stidwell, and Sonia Hassel

Photographers Kathy Sexton, Rita Wilson, Louie Malone, Celeste Burke, and Ken Ortloff

Field Marshall and Team Check-in staffing, so many that helped keep all of our games on-time (too many to name)