Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Volunteer spotlight: Ted Webne, Lincoln Middle School soccer coach
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
On Monday, DC SCORES began programming for elementary and middle school students throughout the District. It would be impossible to give 1,500 students the quality programming they receive without the help of our volunteers. This month we highlight Ted Webne, who on Monday returned for his second year as a volunteer soccer coach. Ted coached last season at J.C. Nalle Elementary School and is coaching the Lincoln Middle School team on the pitch this year. Check out our interview with Ted and some photos of his first day on the field with his new team!
To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit www.DCSCORES.org.
DCS: Where are you from and where do you work?
I am from Alexandria, VA, and I work at Mary Mcleod Bethune Day Academy Public School as a Behavior Intervention Specialist.
DCS: How did you get involved with DC SCORES?
I became familiar with DC SCORES through friends and I decided that it would be the best way for me to give my time.
DCS: What do you find most interesting about DC SCORES?
DC SCORES is an ambassador for the sport that I have a passion for, in the city that I love.
DC SCORES has provided me with the opportunity to help introduce the game of soccer to several first-time players in Washington, DC. I know first-hand that a commitment to soccer can lead to a lifetime of positive experiences. For this reason, I am confident in the potential for the DC SCORES program to make a difference in all of the lives of the children it serves.
DCS: What do you like to do with your free time?
When I am not coaching soccer, I am usually playing it. Otherwise, I like to hang out with friends.
DCS: Who is your favorite singer or poet?
My favorite singer is Thom Yorke or Bill Withers.
DCS: Who is your favorite athlete?
My favorite athlete is "Number 18, Nate Burkey, striker for the Azkals.” Nate and I played at T.C. Williams High School together. He currently plays for the Philippine National team and Ceres FC. Through his committed service to under-served communities in Manila, Nate is also able to live out his passion for bringing the game to those who might not otherwise get the opportunity to play.