Chris Pontius and Matt Lampson of the Columbus Crew hosted two families, the Keffers and Deavers, in the name of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at the Home Opener Saturday night.
Jack Keffer, who is four-years-old, is currently undergoing treatment for leukemia. Eight-year-old Giovanni Deavers is also undergoing treatment after a recent relapse.
In the 80th minute of the game, both families were able to enjoy the remainder of the game on the field. Afterwards, Pontius and Lampson joined both families for a meet-and-greet.
Pontius has been an avid supporter of LLS for the past 3 years, and the mission is close to his heart - his dad is a leukemia survivor. Lampson has also been an avid supporter, as he is a Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor.
Recently, D.C. United reached out to our loyal and passionate Supporters Groups asking them to help us pump up the team up for 2014. RFK's weight room needed a facelift, and who better to complete the task than the TIFO masters themselves?
The District Ultras accepted the challenge and spent most of last Saturday night diligently painting the weight room in time for the team's return from Charleston. There is still more work to be done, and we'll have the big reveal for you soon, but for now, check out what the Ultras have been up to.
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Have you heard? The Tradition, DC Brau and D.C. United's collaboration beer has been canned! You can now enjoy this limited edition golden ale at RFK Stadium. Join us this Saturday for the Home Opener or check out the Have a Beer on Us Pack on March 29 which includes 1 Tradition beers + 1 tickets for just $27!
Photo Credit: Pablo Maurer