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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Register now for a neighborhood soccer tournament: The Columbia Heights Cup

The Columbia Heights neighborhood — if you can call it that; it’s a pretty large ‘hood — of Washington, DC, is, undoubtedly, an area swarming with DC SCORES kids.

Walk down 14th Street and turn either way on Irving during non-school hours, and chances are you’ll see a kid with a DC SCORES shirt on — maybe bouncing a soccer ball, too.

Within a square mile or so, we serve students at seven schools. Poet-athletes are everywhere. Staff members will often swing by two, three or four fields on a game day if their game ends a tad early.

So it’s only appropriate that the winter soccer fundraiser presented by District Sports and known last year as the Holiday Classic has a new name — the Columbia Heights Cup.

The Dec. 10 all-day, co-ed, 7v7 recreational tournament will dominate the neighborhood’s soccer fields. A year ago, its first year, the fundraiser was held at Cardozo High School. This year, thanks to the work of District Sports, it will be played at three sites all within a mile or two of each other:
  • Cardozo High School.
  • Tubman Elementary School
  • Bell High School
Registration is open for 24 teams, and spots will fill extremely quickly (last year, 12 spots were filled in a week). The team fee is a $450 donation to DC SCORES and includes:
  • At least three games in round-robin play
  • 12 Columbia Heights Cup team T-shirts (to be worn during play)
  • Invitation to the pre-tournament party Dec. 7
  • Day-of drink and food specials at Duffy's Irish Pub all day
  • Gift certificates for the tournament winner and the Most Creative Team Name
  • The chance to learn more about DC SCORES!
Register on the District Sports website, and participate in a neighborhood soccer tournament that directly benefits the young soccer players growing up in the homes surrounding the playing fields!

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