During the DC SCORES season, the Columbia Heights area is one of our most active and bustling neighborhoods.
With a handful of schools within a mile radius, on a Thursday or Friday Game Day you can take in action at three or four sites during a two-hour period. It’s a great way to experience the excitement schools’ teams have during their favorite day of the week.
While the DC SCORES season ended last week, this Saturday the neighborhood will once again be the place for soccer action during the 3rd Annual District Sports Columbia Heights Cup.
The tournament is organized by our partner District Sports — the largest provider of adult recreational soccer leagues in DC — and all of its proceeds benefit DC SCORES. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., games will be played at three sites:
Cardozo High School.
Bell High School.
And Tubman Elementary School, where during the spring and fall seasons DC SCORES games are played every Thursday and Friday.
A record 20 teams have signed up for the tournament, which is sponsored by Duffy’s Irish Pub. When you combine a soccer tournament, great bar specials at DC’s best Irish pub, and the chance to support over 1,450 DC youth, it’s a no-brainer to sign up.
The tournament started two years ago as the DC SCORES Holiday Classic at Cardozo. When Tubman and Bell were added to the mix last December, the name was changed to the Columbia Heights Cup because the three schools populate the area.
Two weeks ago, the DC SCORES Capital Cup middle school champions were crowned at Bell. On Saturday, a different championship game will take place on the turf surface — as well as a title game at Cardozo (the tournament features two divisions).
Thanks to District Sports, this tournament will help to continue funding such events as the Capital Cup.
We hope to see you at a field or Duffy’s Saturday.