In the Community
Since its inception in 1996, D.C. United has maintained a firm commitment to serving its community. With news of a permanent home in the District of Columbia, the Black-and-Red remains as dedicated as ever to the city that it has called home for more than 17 seasons. Through various community programs, and alongside its charitable arm, United for D.C., the club makes a meaningful difference in the lives of thousands of people each year.
Below, read about several club- and foundation-led programs currently in place, and how they combine to have a positive effect on our hometown!
On Thursday, July 11, members of D.C. United's first team and front office staff visited the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. The United Builds event, which D.C. United has participated in for a number of years, was met with bright and cheery smiles from the patients at the hospital.
Each season, MLS WORKS names Community MVPs from around the league who use soccer to help enhance their community. D.C. United's local MVP is Guy Perez of Richmond, Virginia.
Fans have the opportunity to vote to choose the Grand Prize winner. All votes must be submitted by July 12 at 5:00 p.m. ET and the winner is eligible for the below prize package:
D.C. United today announced, through United Drives, that the program will collect donations of gently used sports equipment for Leveling the Playing Field on Saturday, June 29 before United’s match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Leveling the Playing Field is a charity that gives underprivileged children the chance to enjoy athletic involvement. The organization collects donations of sports equipment from colleges, county recreation departments, families and individual donors throughout the nation. The equipment will be collected when D.C. United hosts Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
On Saturday night, the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation held their annual scholarship presentation prior to the D.C. United vs. Toronto FC match. Congratulations to Manuel Hernandez and Luisa Martinez, this year's scholarship winners.
The Club: D.C. United. Its Mission: Win championships, and serve the community. United for D.C. helps make this goal a reality. United for D.C., the charitable arm of D.C. United, aims to champion educational, health and recreational programs and events that serve disadvantaged youth of the greater Washington, D.C. by engaging the resources and skills of D.C. United and our community. Founded in 2002, United for D.C.