United in DC

Multiple parties come together to create a program with universal acceptance, a lack of bickering, and with the best interests of kids and their families in mind. Wonder what politicians in Washington, DC have accomplished? Well, keep wondering because we are not talking about them. We are talking about a pro sports team, MLS’s DC United.

Through its partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation and sponsored by The Century Council and Volkswagen, the team just kicked off the spring session kickoff of its United Soccer Club. The program is built to support the team’s and the Soccer Foundation’s missions to promote youth soccer in economically disadvantaged urban communities.

In announcing the new session, the press release mentioned that, “United Soccer Club was born from a request in Ward 8 for opportunities for children to play organized soccer. In the spring of 2006, United for D.C. launched its own after school soccer program, in partnership with D.C. Parks and Recreation at Barry Farm Recreation Center. The program ran for eight weeks, teaching fundamental skills and hosting games and scrimmages.  This year the program has formally added a healthy lifestyles curriculum in partnership with “Soccer Kids of America”.”

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