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Ohio site of FOCA’s May 2015 national bowling, basketball tournaments

COLUMBUS, OH [FOCA] — The Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America [FOCA] will hold its annual national bowling tournament May 1-2, 2015.

Sponsored by the Cap City O Club, Chapter 254, of Saint Gregory of Nyssa Church here, the theme of the annual event is “Roll Back to Ohio.”

Bowling will begin Friday evening, May 1, at 7:00 p.m. and resume the following morning at 9:30 a.m.  Saturday evening Vespers will be celebrated at Saint Gregory Church at 6:00 p.m., after which an awards banquet will be held.  Participants are invited to attend the Sunday Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m.

Deadline for registration is April 1.  Forms and related information are available on the FOCA web site, here.

A special hotel rate of $119.99, which includes complimentary breakfast, hot food and beverages from 5:30-7:30 p.m. daily, and free wireless internet access, is available at the Drury Inn and Suites Columbus Northwest, 6170 Parkcenter Circle, Dublin, OH.  Reservations may be made by calling 800-325-0720 or on-line at  Please use the 2222209 code to obtain the special tournament rate.

In related news, the Cap City O Club also will sponsor the FOCA’s annual national basketball tournament in the Cleveland area the weekend of May 15-17.  The Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, OH offers a special rate of $93.00, which includes a cooked-to-order breakfast and complimentary light snacks and beverages each evening.  A variety of activities also is being planned.  Saturday evening Vespers will be celebrated at Archangel Michael Church, Broadview, OH.  The Sunday Divine Liturgy will begin at 9:00 a.m., followed by brunch and final games.

Forms and related information also are available on the FOCA web site.

Established in 1927 as the Federated Russian Orthodox Clubs, the FOCA is an official organization of the Church with chapters in many parishes across the US.  It will hold its annual convention concurrently with the 18th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America in Atlanta, GA in July 2015.  Related information is available here.

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