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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Enter your company to play in the DC SCORES Cup soccer tournament

Written by Daniel Meloy
Senior Director of Development & Communications

During the past several weeks, the Washington, DC area has had all kinds of winter weather – cold, chilling winds, snow, freezing rain. It’s hard to imagine playing soccer in the summer sunshine. But that’s exactly what dozens of companies in our area are doing right now. They’re thinking about and looking forward to the 12th Annual DC SCORES Cup.

Created in 2003 by former DC SCORES board member Doug Kotlove, the DC SCORES Cup has become the largest charity soccer tournament in Washington, DC. Last year, 30 teams competed in the one-day event on the fields of the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, MD, and raised over $100,000 for DC SCORES.

For the companies that participate, the event has become more than a tournament and more than a day of playing soccer. They are now using it as a teambuilder, an opportunity to get employees to work together in a way that they don’t experience in the normal work day, and a very visible way of showing that the company cares about the community.

Teams are forming for this year’s DC SCORES Cup, scheduled for Saturday, June 14. We’ve already signed up law firms Hogan Lovells, Williams & Connolly, and Zuckerman Spaeder. Volkswagen Group of America is returning to the event, as is four-time DC SCORES Cup champion Marriott International.

Watch this video to see what some of last year’s DC SCORES Cup participants had to say about the tournament.

As the event has grown and more company teams participate, we’ve modified things to make the tournament more enjoyable for everyone. This year will see the debut of two tournament brackets – a competitive division for those teams who may be playing at a more advanced level, and a casual division where the main goal is to simply have fun.

We know that the energy will be high on June 14, and the cold, snow, and ice of winter will be a distant memory. We hope you’ll join us!

To get more information on how your company can participate in the DC SCORES Cup, contact Jake Lloyd at jlloyd@americascores.org or visit www.dcscorescup.org.

For DC SCORES Cup sponsorship information, contact Daniel Meloy at dmeloy@americascores.org.

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