That’s right, the 15th annual Jamboree! is this Saturday. The morning and early afternoon of soccer games, arts and crafts, and many other activities will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Trinity University’s athletic fields (125 Michigan Ave., NE), and students from all 23 of our schools and parents are invited.
Among the highlights of this year’s event:
- City Cup Championship games: The morning will kick off with the elementary school title games. On adjacent fields, the Burrville and Truesdell girls will play while the Burrville and Bancroft boys engage in friendly, intense competition. The games mark the culmination of a season of kids learning the game of soccer and how best to work together.
- Washington Freedom clinic: Players from the women’s professional team will lead students in drills. It doesn’t get much better than learning from the sport’s best players, does it?
- UDC 4-H health booth: One essential part of becoming a good soccer player? Eating right. So the University of District of Columbia is hosting a booth where they will instruct students on nutritious eating habits.
- Fire truck: A D.C. fire truck will be on hand for students to explore.
- Graffiti artist: A professional graffiti artist will be present to teach students through experimentation the cool displays graffiti can create.
- Science booth: The National Zoo is hosting a science booth, where students can check out and learn about different animal bones as well as other displays.
- Abe Lincoln: Yes, the famous Abraham Lincoln mascot, who runs a race at every Washington Nationals game, will make an appearance to, perhaps, run some races and just be his entertaining self.
- Relay races, games and face painting: Of course, there will be plenty of round-robin soccer games and relay races for the elementary and middle school students. And they can play the games and run the races with tiger or cat or lion faces. Because, yes, the always-popular face painting is back.
Additionally, food will be provided for everyone, and students will receive gift bags. It’s the perfect way to end the spring season, and there will be information on hand about DC SCORES’ three summer camps as well.
So come out to Trinity Saturday morning for what promises to be yet another entertaining Jamboree! celebration.