In the Community
United for D.C. honored with President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) has selected United for D.C. to receive a 2012 PCFSN Community Leadership Award. The award is given annually to individuals and organizations which improve the lives of others within their community by providing or enhancing opportunities to engage in sports, physical activities, fitness or nutrition-related programs.
Twenty-two participants from United Soccer Club, a program run by D.C. United’s 501(c)3 foundation United for D.C., will join the First Lady of the United States for a Let’s Move! soccer clinic on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday, May 15. The students are all representing the program’s Harrison Parks and Recreation Center location. Prior to the clinic, the children will be in attendance for a ceremony at which the President will honor members of the 2011 MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy.
United Soccer Club is an after-school program that introduces the sport of soccer to youth in inner-city and underprivileged communities of the greater Washington, D.C. area. United Soccer Club (USC) partners with urban families, schools, recreation centers and community-based organizations in order to invest in the athletic, emotional, and social welfare of the children living in the D.C Area.
Throughout the 2012 Major League Soccer season, D.C. United collects items at select home games to benefit pre-determined non-profit organizations within the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. On May 26, the club will collect games and toys for the kids at The Children’s Center in support of United Drives. As a D.C. United signature program, United Drives assigns a different charity drive for each month of the MLS regular season, including the collection of soccer equipment, food, children’s books, and school supplies.
D.C. United anunció hoy que el club presentará su decimotercer Día
Anual de Apreciación a las Fuerzas Armadas y Veteranos el sábado 28 de abril,
cuando los Rojinegros reciban al Houston Dynamo en el Estadio RFK (7:30 p.m. / Comcast SportsNet). El evento incluirá programas
durante el día en apoyo a las Fuerzas Armadas, Veteranos y sus familias, y será
apoyado en parte por American Airlines y GEICO.