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Monday, December 2, 2013

On Giving Tuesday, provide the gift of a soccer uniform to DC youth

Tomorrow, Dec. 3, is Giving Tuesday.

DC SCORES is participating in this 24-hour online fundraising drive because of a great need that we strive to meet every day:

Youth in the District of Columbia without a sports team.

Our Giving Tuesday goal is to provide 100 soccer uniforms — and a team! — to youth in DC who don't have that outlet after the school day, to students who find themselves with nothing to do after 3pm and lacking a group of peers to positively engage with.

You, your family, your friends — anybody can make an indelible impact for a child by giving the gift of a uniform tomorrow.

Alexiana is just one of thousands of children whose life changed when she joined a DC SCORES team. Before signing up for the program at Kelly Miller Middle School, she was a shy child who was unsure of herself and didn't participate in sports.

Upon donning the red Kelly Miller uniform and the shorts and socks and shinguards, Alexiana transformed into a confident, budding leader at the school.

As she said, "Everybody tells me that I'm a great role model and that they're proud of me."

Alexiana was initially nervous to join her first sports team, but it didn't take long for her to overcome those butterflies and become an integral part of her team.

Watch this video for the full Alexiana story, and give more children like her the opportunity to wear a soccer uniform and be on a soccer team.

Provide a soccer uniform (or two!) to a student on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Come next season, they'll be proudly wearing your gift every day after school!

Spread the word! Mention us on Twitter @DCSCORES and use the hashtag #GivingTuesday. Join our event on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

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