Thursday, October 22, 2015

Help DC SCORES this weekend at their Fall festival

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my new partnership with DC SCORES a great local nonprofit that runs after-school programs with poetry and soccer at 50 schools and rec centers around the city.

They're always looking for volunteers, and this weekend is a great opportunity to help: it's their annual Fall Frenzy, where they celebrate DC SCORES participants and families. There's all kinds of shifts and things you can do, from helping set up, serve food, paint faces or even referee soccer games if you know a little bit about soccer.

It's this Saturday, October 24 at Trinity Washington University (near Catholic U.) from 9:30am-2:30pm, and you can sign up here.

Here's more about the event and about DC SCORES.
The DC SCORES Fall Frenzy is one of the premier events of the fall season bringing together families, community members, volunteers, and longtime supporters. More than 800 students representing DC SCORES’ public and public charter elementary schools in seven of the District’s 8 wards compete in a round-robin soccer tournament while rotating between activities such as facepainting, fitness booths, relay races, a creative expression table and more.


DC SCORES has a team-based approach for providing youth with the arts, athletics, and academics that will engage and enrich their lives. DC SCORES builds teams through after-school programs for 1,800 low-income DC youth at 50 sites by instilling self- expression, physical fitness, and a sense of community. DC SCORES accomplishes this in an innovative model combining poetry and spoken word, soccer, and service-learning year-round. We have worked with over 8,000 students since our founding in 1994 and we aim to serve EVERY child in the District deserving of a team who does not have one.

DC SCORES is an affiliate and flagship of America SCORES, the nation’s largest inner-city soccer and literacy program with programs in 14 cities. For more information, please visit

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