Written by Tony Francavilla
Major Gifts Officer
Our partnership with D.C. United is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Last Thursday, a group of DC SCORES poet-athletes, along with 25 other 7-12 year-old D.C. United fans were treated to a special evening soccer clinic with United Academy players and coaches, and the event's stars, United players Lamar Neagle and Kofi Opare.
Clinic attendees went through a series of footwork and agility drills with coaches, followed by small-sided scrimmages with Neagle and Opare. After the soccer came autographs and pizza, and every kid walked away with tickets to the D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union game the following weekend. The event also raised about $2,500 for DC SCORES, and the poet-athletes were able to attend free of charge thanks to a generous sponsorship from our longtime partner Clark Construction.
All in all, it was a fantastic evening and another opportunity to boast about the best community partnership in Major League Soccer.
Be sure to follow both DC SCORES and D.C. United on social media to catch future clinics and special opportunities to support soccer in the District!