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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Councilmembers Tommy Wells and David Grosso to kick off 18th Annual DC SCORES Jamboree!

Contact: Jake Lloyd 202-393-6999 ext 313 
Cell: 919.451.3718 


 DC Councilmembers to present trophies at DC SCORES’ 18th Annual Jamboree! celebration 

Councilmembers Tommy Wells and David Grosso will reward City Cup elementary school soccer champions at largest DC after-school program’s event 

WHAT: On June 1, over 1,450 District of Columbia public elementary and middle school students will celebrate the end of the DC SCORES spring season at Anacostia Park during the 18th Annual Jamboree!. The event will kick off with the elementary school City Cup championship games, after which DC Councilmembers Tommy Wells and David Grosso will present trophies to all the teams. The special guests will then help gather the 42 participating school teams together and begin a day full of soccer games, facepainting, poetry readings, and other activities. The students represent 42 DC public and public charter schools in all eight wards of the District and are part of the year-round, largest after-school program in the city. The Jamboree! is also attended by hundreds of parents, community members and partners of the nonprofit organization. 

WHEN: Saturday, June 1 9AM – 2:30PM 
WHERE: Anacostia Park (driving and metro directions

DETAILS: The DC SCORES Jamboree! is highlighted by round-robin soccer tournaments for 42 elementary and middle school teams — both boys and girls. The action-packed day also features several activity booths led by DC SCORES partners such as Starbucks, TheCentury Council, and Penya Barcelonista. There are also giveaways for both students and parents and autograph signings with professional soccer players. 

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 is an affiliate and flagship of America SCORES, the nation’s largest inner-city soccer and literacy program. For more information, please visit www.DCSCORES.org 


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