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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

DC SCORES and District Sports celebrate new two-year partnership

For Immediate Release

District Sports announces $30,000 
partnership with DC SCORES

Washington, DC, recreational soccer organization to present check to District’s largest
after-school program provider at Tubman Elementary School ‘Game Day’ May 2

Washington, DC – April 29, 2013 – DC SCORES, which provides award-winning after-school programs for low-income youth in Washington, is proud to announce a new two-year, $30,000 partnership with District Sports that will be celebrated during a check presentation Thursday, May 2.   

District Sports, the largest provider of recreational soccer leagues in Washington, DC, has been a long-time supporter of the after-school program that serves over 1,450 low-income District youth through the unique combination of soccer, poetry, and service-learning. Included in the new partnership, District Sports will be the official sponsor of the DC SCORES team at Tubman Elementary School in Columbia Heights — the Ward 1 neighborhood that has many schools that participate in DC SCORES as well as many fields used for District Sports’ leagues.

“We are extremely excited about our new partnership with District Sports,” said Amy Nakamoto, Executive Director of DC SCORES.  “They have been an incredible supporter of DC SCORES for nearly five years — whether monetarily, refereeing our elementary school games, hosting fundraisers for us, and more — and this agreement shows just how committed they are to serving the communities in which they offer their leagues.”

“DC SCORES is without question a force for good in our community” said Alex Bearman, Executive Director of District Sports. “We are continually impressed by the positive impact they are having in the DC schools — including some of the locations where we are pleased to play our league games.

“District Sports is proud to call DC SCORES a partner and we are thankful for our member’s support over the years. Without our many returning teams and players, this initative would not be possible.”

The check presentation will take place Thursday at 3:45pm at Tubman Elementary School, where Bearman will present DC SCORES with a check for $30,000 to support programming at the Ward 1 school for two years. Tubman principal Harry Hughes will be present, and DC government officials as well as media members are encouraged to attend. Both Bearman and Nakamoto will speak about the partnership before the check is presented. The ceremony will be immediately followed by Tubman’s DC SCORES ‘Game Day’ against Powell Elementary School.

In addition to sponsoring the team at Tubman, District Sports hosts the Columbia Heights Cup each December in support of DC SCORES. The adult recreational tournament takes place at fields throughout the Columbia Heights neighborhood — including Tubman — with all proceeds benefiting DC SCORES.


For people who believe in a well-rounded childhood, DC SCORES has the quality, team-based approach providing youth with the arts, athletics, and academics that will engage, enrich, and improve their lives. DC SCORES builds teams through after-school programs for over 1,450 low-income DC youth at 42 schools by instilling self-expression, physical fitness, and a sense of community. DC SCORES accomplishes this in an innovative model combining poetry and spoken word, soccer, and service-learning year-round. We have worked with over 7,000 students since our founding in 1994 and we aim to serve EVERY child in the District deserving of a team who does not have one. DC SCORES is an affiliate of America SCORES, with organizations in 14 cities.  Additional information is available at www.DCSCORES.org.

About District Sports:

District Sports is a 501c3 non-profit that seeks to harness its ample membership and resources for the good of the community at-large. Throughout the years we have partnered with local, national and international organizations to provide support for their good works. While much of our charitable focus has been on providing soccer opportunities for those who wouldn't otherwise have them, our aims are diverse. Any given year, District Sports will donate a large portion of its budget to a varied set of groups that  are affecting change. We believe that by scoring goals on the field our teams are helping others attain results in their community.
For more information on District Sports, please visit www.districtsports.org.

Media Contact:                                                                           

Jake Lloyd
(202) 393-6999 x313

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