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  • Program Elements Section: - Each participant receives a t-shirt, ball and additional soccer equipment. Coached by DCU staff, players, alumni, etc. to touch on mentoring/leadership Provide nutritious snacks for participants to encourage healthy lifestyle

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  • 1.
    • D.C. United Mission Statement:
    • We will win championships and serve the community.
    D.C. United & the Community
  • 2.
        • 4-time MLS Cup Champions (1996, 1997, 1999, 2004)
        • 1996 and 2008 U.S. Open Cup Champions
        • 1998 InterAmerican Champions
        • 1998 CONCACAF Champions Cup Winners
    D.C. United Success D.C. United celebrates its fourth MLS Cup Championship in 2004 About D.C. United
  • 3. United for D.C. United for D.C. The Charitable Arm of D.C. United
  • 4.
    • Founded in 2002 as the charitable arm of D.C. United
    • Mission: To serve the Washington, D.C. community through the creation or support of programs, events and organizations that advance the educational and social welfare opportunities (primarily health and recreational) for the area's youth, particularly those who may be economically, physically or mentally disadvantaged.
    • Signature Programs
    • United Reads
      • Promotes literacy among children and families by partnering with local elementary schools and health care centers
    • Kicks for Kids
      • Provides free tickets for D.C. United soccer games to local underserved youth
    • United Soccer Club
      • After-school program to provide organized soccer instruction and games to underprivileged youth in Anacostia area of D.C. and in Prince Georges County
    About United for D.C. United for D.C.
  • 5. United Reads Through United Reads, United for D.C. supports childhood literacy by adopting local elementary schools and by creating reading corners at area health centers, providing books and other reading materials as well as celebrity readers to talk about the importance—and fun!—of reading.
    • United Reads locations include:
    • Payne Elementary School (Ward 6), since 2002
    • Ketcham Elementary School (Ward 8) since 2007
    • Savoy Elementary School (Ward 8) since 2007
    • Bruce Monroe Elementary (Ward 1) since 2009
    • Tubman Elementary (Ward 1) since 2009
    • Simon Elementary (Ward 8) since 2009
    • Children’s Health Center/MLK Jr. Ave (Ward 8), since 2005
    • Children’s Health Center/Good Hope Road (Ward 8), since 2006
    • Unity Health Center/Columbia Heights (Ward 1), since 2008
    United for D.C.
  • 6. Kicks for Kids provides a gameday experience for underprivileged and at-risk youth. By exposing youth to a live soccer match played by professionals, these kids witness first hand the results of hard work, dedication, commitment and team effort.
    • Program Elements
    • Complimentary D.C. United tickets for qualified non-profit organizations
    • T-shirts for every attendee
    • Complimentary food and drink vouchers
    • Coordinator Manual for every beneficiary
    • Access to transportation assistance
    • Post-game autographs from a D.C. United player
    In 2008, 9,000+ tickets and meal vouchers were distributed to over 140 community groups including Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington DC, Capitol Community Soccer Club, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Children’s National Medical Center, Capital Area Food Bank Kids Café, Latin American Youth Center, and numerous other organizations and public schools. Kicks for Kids United for D.C.
  • 7. United Soccer Club
    • The United Soccer Club was born from a request by parents throughout Ward 8 of Washington D.C. for opportunities for their youth to have the same access to after-school soccer programs as those children in other parts of the District.
    • Mission Statement:
    • To introduce the sport of soccer to the youth in the inner-city communities of the greater Washington, D.C. area. Through soccer, D.C. United, United for D.C. and the United Soccer Club will fully engage youth by introducing them to soccer and encouraging their continued participation in the game.
    • The overall goal is to partner with urban families and community-based organizations in order to invest in the athletic, emotional and social welfare of the children living east of the Anacostia River and eventually throughout the entire District of Columbia.
    • The primary focus is to teach the joy of the game, to develop soccer skills in youth players and to underline the character that team sports produce in athletes .
    • Program Elements:
    • Each participant receives a t-shirt, ball and additional soccer equipment
    • High Level curriculum
    • Coached by D.C. United staff, players, former players and other local soccer talent
    • Provide nutritious snacks for participants to encourage healthy lifestyle
    United for D.C.
  • 8.
    • 2010 Benchmark
      • Add two new sites to the Program, bringing the total sites in the Program to twelve
      • Increase participation to 720 participants per season, at a cost of approximately $180/participant/season
      • Serve 800 unique participants over the course of the year
      • 25 Participants from the Program will participate in a one-week DC United Soccer Academy camp in the summer
      • 50 Participants from the Program (representing four or more teams) will participate in the Soccer On The Hill or Friends of Tacoma Park soccer leagues
    United Soccer Club–Benchmarks United for D.C.
  • 9. United Soccer Club – 2009/2010
    • 2010 Spring Session Sites:
    • Barry Farm Recreation Center (Ward 8)
    • Boys & Girls Clubhouse FBR Branch @ THEARC (Ward 8)
    • Ketcham Elementary (Ward 8)
    • Boys & Girls Club at Orr Elementary (Ward 8)
    • Boys & Girls Club at Clubhouse #14 (Ward 6)
    • Turkey Thicket Recreation Center (Ward 5)
    • Harrison Recreation Center (Ward 3)
    • Parkview Recreation Center (Ward 1)
    • Walter Reed Community Center (Arlington)
    • Longbranch Community Center (Montgomery)
    • 2010 Fall Session Projections:
    • United Soccer Club will expand to two additional sites in the greater D.C. area. (for a total of twelve sites)
    • Impact over 600 youth providing eight weeks of training and skills two days a week, as well as game opportunities on the weekend
    United for D.C.
  • 10.
    • Three signature events benefit United for D.C. by providing direct funding for signature programs.
    • Events attended by top professionals, fans, sponsors, and United supporter groups, and provide a unique celebrate the successes of the team on and off the field
    • First XI Charity Kick-off Luncheon
    • Luncheon with players and coaches to preview the upcoming season typically held the week before the season home opener.
    • United Celebrity Golf Tournament
    • Provides opportunity to play golf alongside a favorite D.C. United player, coach, or alumnus at a local golf club.
    • United Awards Reception
    • Supporters celebrate with D.C. United players and coaches, as the team presents awards to recognize the players’ accomplishments on and off the field throughout the season.
    Fundraising Events United for D.C.
  • 11. Serving the Needs of the Greater Washington. D.C. Community United for D.C. Kate Larned, Executive Director 202-587-5463 or [email_address] D.C. United Community Relations Aprile Pritchet, Director of Community Relations 202-587-5453 or [email_address] Thank You!