D.C. United and our community partners are dedicated to making a positive impact in the Washington Metropolitan community. Using the power of sport to change lives, we are excited to work with these organizations and continue our outreach into the community.
D.C. United’s official charitable partner, DC SCORES, builds teams through after-school programs by instilling self-expression, physical fitness, and a sense of community. By using an innovative model combining poetry, soccer and service-learning year-round, DC SCORES serves over 2,000 youth throughout the District.
Special Olympics D.C. provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Leveling the Playing Field gives underprivileged children the opportunity to enjoy the pleasures of athletic involvement. Studies show that students who participate in athletics have higher grade point averages, attendance rates, standardized test scores, educational aspirations and healthier habits.