In the Community
Through its United Drives program, D.C. United collects items at select home games to benefit non-profit organizations within the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. During the month of April, D.C. United will collect pet supplies, which will benefit rescued animals at the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL). Non-latex items like dog and cat toys, dog and cat bowls, crates, beds, food and other items will be collected on Sunday, April 21 when D.C. United hosts rival Philadelphia Union.
D.C. United and its non-profit arm, United for D.C., today announced the kick-off of the spring session of United Soccer Club. Sponsored by the U.S. Soccer Foundation, Volkswagen and the Department of Health, the program is solely managed by foundation staff and remains the most comprehensive community development initiative delivered by any of the Mid-Atlantic regions’ professional sports teams. The signature initiative was also a key factor in United for D.C. earning the coveted President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award last year.
D.C. United and its charitable arm, United for D.C., today announced that the Annual Kick-Off Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, March 5 at 12 p.m. The event will serve as a fundraiser for United for D.C., and will be held at The Hamilton Live DC. The luncheon is an opportunity for fans to meet the 2013 Black-and-Red players, coaches, and staff while also supporting United for D.C.'s mission to provide opportunities to disadvantaged youth through soccer, healthy lifestyle, and literacy initiatives.
After an incredibly successful year on the pitch, during which the team garnered the most home points (40) in all of MLS and stopped one game shy of the MLS Cup, D.C. United has been recognized by Capital Community News for the club’s work in the community.
Below is part of what Linda Samuel, author of the article, had to say:
D.C. United team captain Dwayne De Rosario joins other MLS and U.S. Soccer players in "Soccer Night in Newtown" on Monday, January 7. The event includes a variety of soccer-based activities aimed at children and families such as an autograph station, photo booth, mini-games, giveaways and more.