D.C. United to auction off game-worn jerseys during Oct. 17 match against Columbus Crew

Washington, D.C. (October 13, 2009) - D.C. United and its charitable arm, United for D.C., will be holding a silent auction of 2009 game-worn United jerseys during the match against the Columbus Crew on Saturday, October 17. All proceeds will benefit United for D.C. and its programs. Jerseys to be auctioned include game-worn attire autographed by the starting eleven, as well as other key D.C. United players. Saturday’s game is set for a 8 p.m. ET kickoff and will be broadcast on Comcast SportsNet.

The silent auction will take place on RFK Stadium’s concourse just inside of the Main Gate and will begin when gates open at 6 p.m. before the game. Bids on all jerseys will be accepted through the end of halftime. Cash, credit or check payments will be accepted at the auction. All funds raised from the auction will assist United for D.C. with operating its three signature programs: United Reads, Kicks for Kids and United Soccer Club.

For more information on the auction event or any of United for D.C.’s fundraisers, please contact Foundation Manager Kate Larned at 202-587-5463 or at .

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.

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.

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