Handball in San Francisco
The San Francisco Basque Cultural Center is hosting elite handball players from the Basque Country, this Friday, June 2nd at 8pm. The players are: Abel Barriola Ezkurra, Aitor Irusta Olano, Aitor Mendizabal III, and Aritz Lasa. Prior to the games, there will be a light dinner served at 6:30pm. Cost of the meal is $25 and includes admission to the games. To RSVP for dinner, please email Joe Goyhenetche ASAP. For more information, please click here. If you want to make a weekend of it, you can stay and attend the San Francisco Basque Club's picnic on Sunday. For complete details on that event, visit their website.
NABO Mus Finals
The Fresno Basque Club, home of last year's NABO Mus Tournament winners, will host this year's national tournament, on Saturday, June 10th at the Campos Brothers Farms. Player registration will begin at 8am with tournament play to begin promptly at 9am. Remember that your club NABO Mus and Membership Dues have to be paid in order for your team to participate in the tournament. Information on these, including where to mail them, is available here. Even if the tournament is closed to the public, you are still invited to join them for lunch or dinner on that day for $20 and $30 respectively. Dinner will also include entertainment by the Fresno Basque Club dancers, and will be followed by a public dance. If you'd like to attend, please RSVP by emailing Mary Jane by June 2nd. Rooms have also been held at La Quinta Inn in Tulare, and the Holiday Inn Selma-Swan Court, in Selma. Sorte on deneri!
Our friends, Amerikanuak, aka the Jean Flesher Band in its many renderings, have announced the release of their first CD. The group is comprised of folks who have been part of Jean's group at one time or another, all musicians in their own right, and all having provided music at Basque functions for the better part of their lives. This group got together in California and recorded an album that is considered "the soundtrack of the North American Euskal Herria." All proceeds from sale of the CD will go to NABO's Aita Tillous Fund to help youth who may not be able to afford the cost of Udaleku, and other youth programs. For more information about the group, or to reserve your copy of the CD, visit their website, or you can also find them on Facebook and Instagram. On behalf of everyone at NABO, we thank them for their service in so many of our communities over the years, as well as for their generosity and helping us keep the Aita Tillous Fund alive. Biba ziek!