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United for D.C. named as beneficiary for Acumen Solutions’ Race for a Cause 8K Race

Washington, D.C. (September 17, 2009) - D.C. United and its charitable arm, United for D.C., today announced the club’s charity has been named a beneficiary of the Acumen Solutions Race for a Cause 8K race. The race will be held on November 1 in the Ballston and Clarendon neighborhoods of Arlington, Va.

Acumen Solutions selected 13 local non-profit organizations to be the beneficiaries of funds raised by the race. Runners will have the opportunity to choose which organization they would like to race for.

“We are pleased to be selected as a beneficiary for this race,” said Kat Cheshire, Program Coordinator of United for D.C. “Acumen Solutions has generously given of their time to help us accomplish goals of our organization through board leadership and now the inclusion as a Race beneficiary.”

“We selected United for D.C. as a recipient of the proceeds of this race to strengthen our commitment and impact on the community,” said David Joubran, President and CEO of Acumen Solutions. “United for D.C. does a great job providing opportunities for underserved and disadvantaged youth in the D.C. area. Through the Acumen Solutions Race for a Cause 8K, we are proud to provide another inspiring way to both get healthy and give back to the community we live in.”

The 8K race will start and end on North Quincy Street, near the intersection of Wilson Boulevard in Arlington. It will start at 8 a.m. ET and runners of all levels, as well as walkers are encouraged to participate. The event is produced in partnership with Potomac River Running.

For more information or to register, please visit www.theraceforacause.com . To support the team’s foundation, don't forget to indicate “United for D.C.” as your beneficiary when registering or donating.

About United for D.C.
United For D.C., Inc. was founded on January 8, 2002 as the charitable arm of Major League Soccer’s D.C. United. United For D.C. is a 501(c) 3 organization chartered to serve the Washington, D.C. community through the creation or support of programs, events and organizations that advance educational and social welfare opportunities (primarily health and recreational) for the area’s youth, particularly those who may be economically, physically or mentally disadvantaged. Through the operation of three main programs: Kicks for Kids, United Reads and United Soccer Club, the foundation’s objective to focus on reading and literacy as well as healthy lifestyles and life skills initiatives are accomplished. To find out more about everything that encompasses United for D.C., please visit www.dcunited.com/community/united-dc .

About Acumen Solutions, Inc.
Acumen Solutions, Inc., established in 1999, is a proven business and technology consulting firm with offices across the U.S. and in Europe. Our unwavering commitment to unmatched quality and service is supported by our track record with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and other emergent industry leaders in: Communications and Media; Financial Services; Public Sector and Consumer and Commercial Products. Our experience and approach allows us to deliver truly superior solutions in these key areas: Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Data Management, Data Center Solutions, Software Development and Integration, Supplier Relationship Management and Risk Management. Learn more about us by visiting us at: www.acumensolutions.com

Broadcasting and P.A. Request: When speaking of the organization, please refer to the team as either “D.C. United” or “United,” but not “the D.C. United” or “the United.” We appreciate your cooperation.

Doug Hicks, dhicks@dcunited.com, (202) 587-5448,
Boris Flores, bflores@dcunited.com, (202) 587-5452,
Kyle Sheldon, ksheldon@dcunited.com, (202) 587-5450 or
Cristina Cruz, ccruz@dcunited.com, (202) 587-5440