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United Celebrity Golf Tournament raises more than $40,000

Proceeds benefit United for D.C.’s signature programs

United for D.C., the charitable arm of D.C. United, announced today that the sold-out 11th Annual United Celebrity Golf Tournament, supported by Cushman & Wakefield, raised more than $40,000. Proceeds from the event benefit the charity’s three signature programs - United Reads, Kicks for Kids and United Soccer Club - all of which use soccer to place an emphasis on literacy, healthy lifestyles and life skills for underserved youth in the greater Metropolitan Area. For more information on United for D.C.'s many initiatives, please visit unitedfordc.org.

“This year’s tournament was a smashing success,” said United for D.C. Executive Director Aprile Pritchet. “We are extremely grateful for the support of our sponsors, participants and celebrities for their role in the event and we look forward to gathering again next year.”

The event drew nearly 180 golfers to 1757 Golf Club in Dulles, Va. for a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start on Tuesday, June 19. Guests enjoyed 18 holes of golf, numerous hole contests, featuring Volkswagen’s offer of a car for a hole in one, a silent auction, and an awards reception.

The foursome from Queen Vic won the tournament, with KMG Hauling, featuring D.C. United legendary forward Jaime Moreno, finishing second. First Home Mortgage, featuring Former United goalkeeper and assistant coach Mark Simpson and midfielder Perry Kitchen, placed third in the event.

Below are this year’s individual contest winners:

  • Ladies’ Longest Drive Contest: Sara Hubbard, played with The Magellan Group
  • Men’s Longest Drive Contest: Rickie Piland, played with KMG Hauling
  • Closest to the Pin Contest: Strick Heilman, played with First Home Mortgage
  • Putting Contest: David Moretti, played with EDJ Associates

Participants in this year’s tournament played alongside current D.C. United players and coaches as well as United President and CEO Kevin Payne, General Manager Dave Kasper and a host of local sports and media personalities.

For more information about United for D.C., its programs or its fundraising activities, please contact Kat Cheshire at (202) 587-5434 or at Kcheshire@dcunited.com