St Patrick’s day and March Madness

St Patrick’s day often aligns with the NCAA college basketball tournament of which my Tim was a huge fan. As in, must always take off work at the beginning of the tournament and set up as many TVs as possible to watch as many games simultaneously as possible…. He was a hard core college hoops fan. Loved him some mid majority teams and upsets.

He did this 6 years ago when St Patrick’s day was also a Friday. And I had signed up to read in A’s kindergarten class.

This year, St. Patrick’s day was again a Friday. I again went in to read for D’s kindergarten class. This reminded me of that Friday 6 years ago when Tim watched the games and day drank with our neighbor and passed out on the couch at dinner time πŸ˜‚

I love this photograph. My boys.

Many changes in the last 6 years.

Loved reading to D’s class today. 

How I wish Tim was home day drinking to college hoops.

I like to imagine there are infinite screens and views of the game wherever he is now!

***update: I feel it necessary to point out that I did dress D in green on St Patrick’s Day but he had a couple outfit changes that day and ended up in red…. At least not Orange. My father would not have appreciated him being in orange on St Patrick’s day. β˜˜οΈπŸ’š

Its time: to bring back the Annual Tim Gaige Memorial Event

In 2018 and 2019, we had phenomenal Tim Gaige Memorial Sporting Events! So much fun getting together, enjoying a sporting event, remembering Tim, and raising money for an excellent organization, Together Rising, to transform collective heartbreak into effective action!

In 2020, after the Potomac Nationals moved their stadium further south, I decided it was time for a change and planned the Third Annual Event for Audi Field, to see a D.C. United game. I was unsure what the change to soccer, and downtown DC, would bring for our event. I was clueless what a Global Pandemic would bring!

I had to cancel the 2020 event, and in 2021 and 2022, it still didn’t feel right. This year, I am ready to get us together again!


Saturday, June 24th at 7:30pm, D.C. United vs. FC Cincinnati at Audi Field

To reserve your tickets, contact MaryBeth at 703-863-3292 OR The first 60 tickets are guaranteed at $40 per person, with a portion of the ticket price going to Together Rising, and still less than standard ticket price! I’ll get more if I need to, but reach out soonest if you know you want to join!

Link for parking: FC Cincinnati at D.C. United Parking (06/24/2023) | SpotHero

Plan to arrive early, and pre-game with fans of Tim Gaige and the Soccer! Kickoff at 7:30, gates open at 6, party at the pitch (outside the stadium) starts at 4:30.

If you are unable to join us and simply want to give directly to Together Rising in Tim’s name:

To read more about why I chose to benefit Together Rising, you can go to my 2018 post.

Tim and MB at a DC United Game in 2007
Mom and Dad’s day out: Tim and MB at a DC United game in 2014
Tim and A at a DC United game, April 2017
Tim and A at a DC United game, April 2017
Tim posing with his girls before leaving for a DC United game, April 2017
Gaige kiddos at D.C. United game, September 2022, posing with Daddy’s brick