The Homeless USA Cup 2008 in Washington DC
100 homeless athletes from California to New York travel to DC to compete for the Homeless USA Cup and try out for the US team that will travel to the Homeless World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, alongside no fewer than 47 other countries.
The Homeless USA Cup is FREE!
Enjoy exciting 4vs4 soccer. Games are only 15 minutes and feature lots of goals.
11th and H Street at Washington Kastles Stadium
What and When:
-CBS Early Show: 7:45 Am Friday
-Skill Session with DC United's Ben Olsen: 9:30-10:30
-Opening Ceremony and games 12:30-7pm
-Games: 8am-4pm Saturday, FC Harlem vs. 07 Homeless National Team hosted by Rise Sports
-Semifinals: 5-6pm Saturday
-Rise Sports Poetry Slam: 6-7:30 Saturday
-Championship Matches and Awards Ceremony: 4-5:30 pm Sunday
Celebrity Soccer appearances by Ben Olson and Clyde Simms of DC United, music, poetry, soccer skills competition and more . .
Volunteers and Supporters needed. To get involved please email "email@example.com."
Also, attend the matches as act of volunteering. By supporting you can play a small role in ending homelessness.
YOU MUST go see the film bought by ESPN that features some of the athletes competing in the tournament: "Kicking it" premiers June 13 in NYC and June 27th in DC and LA--www.kickingitthefilm.com
And learn about the Homeless World Cup at www.homelessworldcup.org
Sponsors include: Ted Leonsis Foundation, Nike, US Soccer Foundation, and Wachovia.
DC Hosts are the National Coaliton for the Homeless and Street Sense Newspaper.
Bring Granola bars for DC Central Kitchen's Healthy Start Program
Street Soccer USA puts on the Homeless USA Cup and is incubated within the Urban Ministry Center.
Please visit/join our facebook group: Street Soccer USA.
Plus, see the new film about the homeless world cup, "Kicking it," June 13 in NYC and June 27th in DC and LA: www.kickingitthefilm.com