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Monday, January 11, 2010

Chat live with DC SCORES philanthropist John Harkes

As we enter the final week of the Athletes for Hope Who Gives? Racing for a Cause giving competition, DC SCORES philanthropist John Harkes is providing our fans -- and any soccer enthusiasts -- a rare opportunity.

On Tuesday at 11 a.m., Harkes will engage in a live chat on Twitter with anyone who wants to ask the former soccer star and ESPN commentator questions. Simply go to http://tweetchat.com/ , log in to Twitter, then enter HarkesSCORES into the "Enter Hashtag to follow" box at the top of the page. You'll be directed to the chat room, where you can type in your question(s). If you don't have a Twitter account, it's really easy to sign up, and you can take down the account quickly as well.

Want to know what it's like to be a professional athlete? Interested in some early thoughts about the World Cup -- who's the favorite, who's the dark horse, who's the most dangerous player, how will the U.S. fare? Curious about life as a broadcaster?

Those are just a few of the topics fans can ask Harkes about. He's had a well-established career since he became the first American to play in the European Premier League in the mid-1990s, and there's no doubt that it will be a full 20 minutes of questions and answers. 

As mentioned, this is the final week of the giving challenge, and DC SCORES enters it in 10th place in the giving standings. We're hoping to make a late push for the cash prizes that are awarded to the top three organizations come Friday -- and we're especially looking for donations Tuesday, which is the final bonus day of the competition (and thus an opportunity for more cash prizes if we get the most money or donations).

So if you can give $10 to DC SCORES, Tuesday is the day to do it -- and we certainly appreciate whatever you can offer. John Harkes does as well, and he'll be more than happy to answer your soccer questions during this special chance to chat with him as he continues to promote our organization.

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