On Monday April 9, 2012, the First Family hosted the 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. This year’s theme: “Let’s Go, Let’s Play, Let’s Move” hosted more than 35,000 people on the South Lawn-including some of our beloved Major League Soccer players.
“Any time there’s something that’s emailed to you with ‘White House’ in the title, it’ll give you a double-take,” said Philadelphia Union defender Danny Califf. “To be able to do this – and take my family along – is probably one of the coolest experiences that I’ve had. I’m honored.” Continue reading
NFL Players Invited to White House for Iftar Dinner
Two of the nicest guys in the world, Minnesota Vikings safety Husain Abdullah and his brother Arizona Cardinals safety Hamza, attended the annual ‘iftar’ dinner last night at the White House to celebrate Ramadan, a holy month in the Muslim calendar.
- Iftar is the meal that Muslims eat at sundown, when they break their daylong fast during Ramadan. President Obama has hosted an annual ceremonial iftar celebration each year since he took office, inviting members of Congress and his administration to dine with members of the Muslim community and ambassadors from predominantly Muslim nations.
Like all Muslims, Abdullah fasts — no food or water — from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, which this year runs from August 1-29. Over the course of his career, Abdullah has worked with Vikings trainers to develop a dietary plan to keep him fueled for the often grueling training camp schedule.
“I’ll hydrate, (and at) 2 a.m. get a protein shake, kind of a meal-replacement thing, and I’ll eat some food if I’ve got it,” Abdullah said. “Then just have dinner and breakfast. … It takes some mental toughness. I’m starting to get used to it. I’ve been doing it since I was 7 — I’m 26 now. It’s not overly difficult. (Source)
For a full transcript of Obama’s dinner speech and complete guest list, go HERE.
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