In the Community
In his first season in Washington, defender Sean Franklin has strengthened D.C. United both on and off the field. In addition to his veteran presence for the Playoff-bound Black-and-Red, he is the athlete ambassador for Dreams for Kids DC, which teamed up with United for an Extreme Recess Soccer clinic at RFK’s training field on Sunday, Oct. 5.
D.C. United announced today, through United Drives, that the program will collect clothing to benefit Mary's Center on Saturday, September 27 before United’s match against the Philadelphia Union at 3:00 p.m. (BUY TICKETS). Mary's Center is a community-based organization that provides healthcare, education, and social services to nearly 40,000 individuals in the entire DC metropolitan region. New and used clothing of all kinds will be accepted along with shoes.
D.C. United celebra con orgullo el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre, participando en una serie de eventos en el distrito de Columbia.
El Mes de la Herencia Hispana arrancó el día sábado 13 de septiembre con la Fiesta de la Juventud de la Oficina de Asuntos Hispanos del Distrito. El mediocampista/delantero de D.C. United David Estrada estuvo presente en el campeonato juvenil de fútbol de un día del festival en el Centro Educativo de Columbia Heights para hablar con fans y animar a los participantes.
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.