WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 17, 2021) –D.C. United are proud to announce a three-year partnership with Grant Thornton, which will prioritize furthering the club’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
Grant Thornton’s support will begin this upcoming weekend as the Black-and-Red return to full capacity for the first time since last March as they host Inter Miami CF on June 19. The game, which will take place on Juneteenth, will feature several matchday experiences for fans to celebrate the historic day. Highlighted by a Black-owned business market and live go-go music beginning at 6pm, fans will be welcomed and encouraged to come early to partake in the festivities.
“Grant Thornton is committed to lifting up diverse voices, and we’re proud to join D.C. United as we honor the legacy of Juneteenth,” said Greg Wallig, Grant Thornton’s office managing principal in Arlington. “This is a critical day in our nation’s history, and it’s a reminder to keep working toward the just, equitable communities our employees, neighbors and families deserve.”
Grant Thornton LLP, a leading audit, tax and advisory firm, shares D.C. United’s passion for diversity, equity and inclusion. The firm, which recently enhanced its commitment to hiring and fostering a diverse workplace, has been named one of Working Mother’s “100 Best Companies” for 15 consecutive years. For five years running, Grant Thornton has received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey for LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Its Arlington, Virginia location, Grant Thornton’s largest and most diverse office, hosts signature events like Washington Women Speak!, Pride March and Hiring Our Heroes.
“We’re excited to welcome Grant Thornton – a company with such a strong reputation in our local community – to the Black-and-Red family,” said Danita Johnson, President of Business Operations for D.C. United. “As we continue to advance our business, it remains a priority of ours to align with brands who share the same core values as us, particularly those related to advancing our community work.”
For more information and to view the D.C. United schedule, please visit: www.dcunited.com.
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 past 25 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, including the District’s premier arts, culinary, and music festival, Unite the District Fest. Audi Field will soon be home to America’s number one sportsbook through a partnership with FanDuel Group.
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).
About Grant Thornton LLP
Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton, which has revenues in excess of $1.9 billion and operates more than 50 offices, works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.
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