D.C. United Announce WAEPA as the Presenting Partner of Federal Employee Night and Cherry Blossom Night


WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 4, 2024) - D.C. United today announced that the Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies, Inc. (WAEPA) will serve as the presenting partner of D.C. United’s Federal Employee Night and Cherry Blossom Night on April 13, 2024, against Orlando City SC at 7:30 p.m. ET. All federal government employees will receive up to 30 percent discounts on tickets to the match by purchasing here.

This match will be a special evening for families and colleagues alike to celebrate the federal community for their day-to-day commitment in the nation’s capital and beyond. WAEPA will have an exciting on-site activation, including a cherry blossom-themed photobooth and giveaways commemorating the night, and the match will feature a halftime recognition for all federal employees in attendance. All collaborative cherry blossom-themed programming for the evening will be presented by WAEPA.

“We are delighted to announce the inclusion of WAEPA to our growing roster of partners," Jeffrey Ajluni, D.C. United Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Activation, said. "This collaboration provides a wonderful opportunity to show appreciation for the federal government employees who play a vital role in our nation's capital. We are honored to partner with WAEPA in this endeavor.”

WAEPA is a life insurance nonprofit based in Falls Church, Va. that has provided coverage for federal employees and their loved ones since 1943. WAEPA will receive prominent branding throughout Audi Field, the club’s downtown Washington, D.C. stadium, premium client appreciation benefits at D.C. United home matches, and exposure and inclusion across the club’s social and digital media channels. 

“Since 1943, WAEPA has been steadfast in our commitment to providing dependable life insurance for Civilian Federal Employees and their families, wherever Fed Life leads,” adds WAEPA CEO M. Shane Canfield. “Things have changed over the last 80 years, but our dedication to protecting the health, welfare, and financial well-being of our members has remained unwavering. We’re proud to join forces with D.C. United to honor and recognize the invaluable contributions of the federal community. Together, we celebrate their dedication and service, both within the nation’s capital and beyond.”

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About D.C. United

One of the founding clubs of Major League Soccer in 1996, D.C. United are among the most decorated teams in the United States with 13 domestic and international trophies.

D.C. United have called the District home for the last 28 seasons and play their home games at Audi Field in the Buzzard Point neighborhood of Southwest, Washington, D.C, which opened in 2018. In addition to D.C. United games, the 20,000-seat soccer-specific stadium hosts over 100 events year-round and is home to America’s number one sportsbook through a partnership with FanDuel Group. 

The Black-and-Red train at the Inova Performance Complex, a state-of-the-art training facility and performance center located in Leesburg, Va. The 40,000 square foot 30-acre training facility, that opened in 2021, features four outdoor practice fields, and a training center equipped with a weight room and recovery facilities. 

The Black-and-Red have won the MLS Cup four times (1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004), the Supporters’ Shield four times (1997, 1999, 2006 and 2007) and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup three times (1996, 2008 and 2013). For more information and club updates, please visit and find us on social media @dcunited.


Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies, Inc. (WAEPA) is a nonprofit association (not an insurance company) formed For Feds, By Feds. The goal of WAEPA is to provide access to products and services that promote the health, welfare and financial well-being of its members. After more than 80 years in business, WAEPA has more than 50,000 members.