In the Community

D.C. United, Southwest residents forge Community Benefits Agreement

Southwest Soccer Stadium Community Benefits Agreement lays foundation for lasting relationship
DCU, Southwest residents forge CBA

D.C. United and the Near SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council (CBCC) have announced the completion of the Southwest Soccer Stadium Community Benefits Agreement (CBA), which will lay the foundation for a lasting relationship between the team and the residents of the community that will be the home of the team's new stadium.

D.C. United participates in Salvation Army gift packing

DCU staff prepares gifts for underprivileged children
Salvation Army gift packing

As Christmas inches closer, D.C. United found a way to help ensure the holiday will be special for those who need extra help this season. On December 11, D.C. United joined the Salvation Army National Capital Area Command through its Angel Tree Program to package donated Christmas gifts for families in the District.

D.C. United front office staff and first team player Conor Doyle attended the event, at the former Malcolm X Elementary School. The group of 20 volunteers helped by putting together gift bags, organizing donated toys, taking inventory and labeling gifts.

D.C. United, Kuykenstrong visit Pediatric Oncology Center

DCU players engage with young patients at Georgetown Universitie's Lombardi Center
DCU, Kuykenstrong hospital visit

In a continuous effort to spread joy this holiday season, on December 3, D.C. United in partnership with the Kuykenstrong Foundation paid a visit to young patients at the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at Georgetown University’s Lombardi Cancer Center.

D.C. United 2014 Holiday Toy Drive

The Black-and-Red to host a toy drive to benefit youth in need during the holiday season
DCU Toy Drive

D.C. United will continue its holiday giving with a Toy Drive starting this Monday, December 1st. The drive will collect new and unwrapped toys that will benefit youth in need throughout the D.C. area during the holiday season. 

The drive is set to run from December 1st through December 23rd. This year, there are four different locations where you can drop off your toys:

D.C. United, Shoppers, Sasha Bruce team up to hand out Thanksgiving meals

Turkey distributed to families in Wards 5, 6, 7 and 8.
DCU, Shoppers deliver turkeys

Cranksgiving with D.C. United

DCU to join Bike to the Beach to give back to the community
Cranksgiving: Nov. 22

D.C. United will be teaming with Bike to the Beach this year to give back to the community through a 2-wheeled food drive called Cranksgiving. The event, which takes place on Nov. 22 is part bike ride, part food drive, part Autism-awareness campaign and part scavenger hunt. That's an awful lot of awesome!

D.C. United players, volunteers and DC Councilmembers comment on United Soccer Club

I think that the city, the whole region, and our communities really benefit from this
The Benefits of USC

At United Soccer Club's 2014 Fall Classic, spoke to Councilmember Charles Allen, D.C. United Defender Sean Franklin, parents of children in the program as well as coaches of United Soccer Club.

D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen

United Soccer Club 2014 Fall Classic

It just shows what D.C. United is, in our city, already...actively engaged with our youth
2014 Fall Classic

United soccer club fall tournament 2014

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El Zol Radio

The D.C. United Foundation hosted the United Soccer Club Fall tournament this past Saturday, Nov. 15 from 11am – 3pm on the RFK auxiliary field. The 2014 Fall Classic, as it was called, brought together youth and their families from across the District for a fun-filled day of soccer.

D.C. United Stadium Hearing Testimony - Victor Melara

Director of Community Relations, D.C. native shares his testimony
Victor Melara Testimony

Chairman Mendelson, and members of the Council:

My name is Victor Melara. I am D.C. United’s Director of Community Relations and also a resident of the District, and I am testifying today on Bill 20-805 in light of the consultants report.

D.C. United's 2014 Community Outreach Recap

D.C. United's foundation uses soccer to promote personal growth of underserved youth in DMV
DCU in the Community

2014 has been a great year for D.C. United on and off the field. As we continue to recap the memorable campaign, let's turn our focus to United's community outreach. D.C. United's foundation uses soccer to promote the personal growth of underserved youth in the D.C. area. It seeks to strengthen our community by mentoring children and instilling the values of self-discipline, healthy living and teamwork.

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