Assalamu-alaikum (peace be upon you) fellow youth, parents, siblings of our youth, and everyone else interested enough to click on this blog post and read it,

Alhamdulillah after a refreshing Ramadan experience (filled with much spiritual uplifting and a hefty dose of delicious iftar) and a rather lengthy nap, our mentors awoke and realized the time had finally come to unveil the award winners from our summer program. Oh and there was also the small matter of revealing, what we hope in shaa Allah, will be a fantastic Fall 2013 Program. Prior to the ceremony, our guests splurged on a delicious array of wonderful dishes brought by our awesome families. The dishes included healthy fruit (grapes, yum!) to items that invoked the “I have way too much sugar for you to eat” clause (oh caramel cake, how I miss thee!). After collecting enough snacks to entertain our youth through a one-hour lecture (we kid but there were a LOT of awards to hand out), we began the festivities with a cool slideshow of pictures from the summer events. After re-visiting a few incredibly heart-warming (and occasionally hilarious) memories from the summer, we unveiled the laundry list of winners for the summer program. Below are the list of winners for this past summer’s IYG Halalapalooza 2013 award winners followed by a few snapshots from Saturday’s event:

TRIANGLE OF GIFTS

– First-place overall (ages 10+) = Mujtaba S

– First-place overall (ages 7-9) = Mustafa S

– Second-place (ages 10+) = Murtaza S

– Second-place (ages 7-9) = Shujath A

 

LEVEL 3 (earned a specially autographed sports ball + candy bag + free ice cream): 600+ points

– Mujtaba S, Murtaza S, and Mustafa S

 

LEVEL 2 (earned a small NBA All-Star basketball + candy bag + free ice cream): 350+ points

– Amine B, Shujath A, Nabeel F, Abdelrahman S, Ahmed A.M., Raad I

 

LEVEL 1 (earned a mini-NERF football + candy bag + free ice cream): 200+ points

– Mohamed A.M., Noureldin S, Aladdin U, Basim H, Muhammad A

 

TROPHIES (for outstanding achievement in a particular category or competition)

 

Bobby Flay Top Chef Award (Hot Dog Champ)

– Amine B

 

Abdur Rahman ibn Awf Top Businessman Award

– Amine B

– Siddiqui brothers

 

Abu Bakr As-Sadeeq Community Service Award

– Amine B (raising over $1700 for “Save the Children”)

– Mustafa S (top volunteer during Restaurant Hope event)

 

Zinedane Zidane FIFA Tourney MVP

– Mujtaba S

 

Hakeem Olajuwon Ultimate Frisbee MVP

– Abdelrahman S

 

As-Sajdah Award (Top Prayer Attendees)

– Siddiqui brothers

 

Video Tourney Champ

– Mohamed A.M.

 

Dave Chappelle Group Clown Award

– NourEldin S

 

Muhammad ibn Abdallah Character Award

– Mujtaba S

 

 MEDALLIONS

 

IYG FIFA TOURNEY 2013 TEAM CHAMPIONS

– Murtaza S (captain)

– Amine B

– Mustafa S

 

Below are a few pictures captured by our clever cameraman at the awards ceremony and kick-off event:

The anticipation is building...who will emerge victorious?!?

The anticipation is building…who will emerge victorious?!?

 

Mustafa proudly displays his trophy for his community service award.

Mustafa proudly displays his trophy for his community service award.

 

Murtaza receives his well-deserved medal for leading his team to victory in the IYG FIFA soccer tournament. I wonder who will receive those cool footballs and sports balls?

Murtaza receives his well-deserved medal for leading his team to victory in the IYG FIFA soccer tournament. I wonder who will receive those cool footballs and sports balls?

 

Abdelrahman smiles happily after finding out he was indeed the MVP of our Ultimate Frisbee game.

Abdelrahman smiles happily after finding out he was indeed the MVP of our Ultimate Frisbee game.

 

First-place winner ages 7-9! Congrats to our young friend, Mustafa. Wait, where did all of our lovely footballs and basketballs go?

First-place winner ages 7-9! Congrats to our young friend, Mustafa. Wait, where did all of our lovely footballs and basketballs go?

 

First-place feels just right for Mujtaba! Mujtabam quick grab the last basketball before someone takes it! Look to the right, it's sitting right there!!!

First-place feels just right for Mujtaba! Mujtaba, quick grab the last basketball before someone takes it! Look to the right, it’s sitting right there!!!

We look forward to seeing all of our young men next Friday evening for a homemade ice cream event like you’ve never seen before!

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