In the Community
D.C. United is proudly celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, with participation in a series of events in the District of Columbia.
Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the D.C. Office of Latino Affairs Hispanic Youthfest. D.C. United midfielder/forward David Estrada was on hand at the festival’s one-day youth soccer tournament at Columbia Heights Education Center to talk to fans and cheer on the participants.
D.C. United and its non-profit arm, United for D.C., is set to kick-off of the Fall season of its United Soccer Club program. In partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation and the U.S. Department of Justice, the program teaches soccer and the importance of focusing on a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and proper nutrition to youth.
D.C. United announced today, through United Drives, that the program will collect new school supplies to benefit D.C. Public Schools on Sunday, August 31 before United’s match against The New York Red Bulls at 2:30 p.m. All supplies collected will go to various Title 1 D.C. Public Schools.
D.C. United has announced participation in D.C. Public Schools Beautification Day on Saturday, August 23. From 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., D.C. United players, front office staff and volunteers will come together to clean and prepare Amidon-Bowen Elementary School in Southwest Washington for the upcoming school year.
D.C. United announced today, through United Drives, that the program in partnership with Leidos will collect new toys to benefit Playtime Project on Wednesday, July 30 before United’s match against Toronto FC at 7 p.m. Playtime Project’s mission is to nurture healthy child development and reduce the effects of trauma among children living in temporary housing programs in Washington, D.C. Playtime Project works to provide children with new toys who are experiencing homelessness to enjoy throughout the year.
D.C. United players and members of the front office staff will visit Children’s National Medical Center on Wednesday, July 23, to spend time with patients and their families.
D.C. United players will be reading, playing games and partaking in other activities with patients in the hospital atrium before heading to a playroom where they will visit with children who aren’t able to leave their treatment floor. D.C. United has made it a tradition of visiting Children’s National Medical Center each season as part of its community initiatives.
D.C. United's United Drives will collect soccer equipment to benefit Leveling the Playing Field (LPF) on Saturday, June 28 before United’s match against the Seattle Sounders at 7 p.m. Leveling the Playing Field works to give underprivileged children the opportunity to enjoy the pleasure of athletic involvement. The organization is collecting new or used soccer equipment for their program.