This & That: Quakes notes for Nov. 12, 2012

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Community Update

Thanksgiving Food Distribution with CityTeam Ministries
Who: San Jose Earthquakes players, family and staff
What: Thanksgiving food distribution
Where: CityTeam Ministries, 1297 North 13th Street, San Jose
When: Tuesday, November 20 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Miscellaneous Notes

Earthquakes Partner with Downtown San Jose’s Christmas in the Park
The Earthquakes will once again partner with Downtown San Jose’s Christmas in the Park at Plaza de Cesar Chavez. The club will feature an Earthquakes-themed tree in the park starting on Friday, Nov. 23. Fans who would like to help decorate the tree are encouraged to send homemade ornaments to the club’s headquarters at 451 El Camino Real, Suite 220 in Santa Clara, CA 95050. (Note: Ornaments must be received by Wednesday, Nov. 21 to make it on the tree).

Earthquakes Partner with Santa Run Silicon Valley
As part of its support for Downtown San Jose, the Earthquakes have partnered with Santa Run Silicon Valley 2012. The 5K race/walk starts at Plaza de Cesar Chavez at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16. Registration is open at www.santarunsv.com

Wells Fargo Goals for Education
The Earthquakes raised a total of $18,500 through the Wells Fargo Goals for Education program thanks to the club’s 72 regular season strikes and two MLS Cup Playoff tallies. The club is now sifting through donation requests to determine which organizations will receive funds through the program. Thanks to 40 goals in 2011, the partnership raised $10,000 for local youth soccer and athletic development programs a year ago.

2012 MLS Awards Announcement Schedule
MLS Awards Finalists Announced – Thursday, November 15, 2012
MLS Rookie of the Year – Monday, November 19, 2012
XBOX Fair Play Award Individual & Team – Monday, November 19, 2012
MLS Defender of the Year – Tuesday, November 20, 2012
MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Year – Tuesday, November 20, 2012
MLS Referee of the Year – Tuesday, November 20, 2012
MLS Assistant Referee of the Year – Tuesday, November 20, 2012
MLS Best XI – Monday, November 26, 2012
MLS Coach of the Year – Tuesday, November 27, 2012
MLS Comeback Player of the Year – Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year – Wednesday, November 28, 2012
MLS Newcomer of the Year – Wednesday, November 28, 2012
AT&T Goal of the Year – Thursday, November 29, 2012
MLS Save of the Year – Thursday, November 29, 2012
Volkswagen MLS MVP – Thursday, November 29, 2012
MLS Commissioner’s Award – Saturday, December 1, 2012

Academy Update

Academy Squads Set to Host Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders FC
The Earthquakes U-16s and U-18s will host a pair of key Northwest Division games this weekend. The action starts on Saturday, Nov. 17 with the U-18s taking on Seattle Sounders FC at 10:30 a.m. and the U-16s to follow at 1 p.m. Next up are matches against the Portland Timbers at the same times on Sunday, Nov. 18. All games will be played at the Earthquakes Practice Facility. San Jose’s U-18s are 5-0-0 with a +14 goal differential while the U-16s are 3-1-1 with a +5 margin.