Sunday, July 19, 2009

Street Soccer DC and Montgomery County - Soccer Weekend

Street Soccer DC and Montgomery County Street Soccer wrapped up an exciting weekend in Washington, D.C. On Friday, July 17, both teams were invited by DC United to train at RFK Stadium for one hour, followed by watching DC United practice, and then a meet and greet with the entire DC United Team.

Check out the photos from our visit to DC United here

Special thanks to all of the players and staff at RFK Stadium including Aprile Pritchet, Doug Hicks and Jamie O'Connor.

Special thanks also to the Erik Moses, and the staff at the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission including Teri Washington and Rebecca Stirrett.

On Sunday, both teams participated in the "Cambiando Percepciiones/Changing Perceptions" 6v6 soccer tournament at Riggs LaSalle Recreation Center in Washington, D.C. The event was jointly hosted and sponsored by D.C. Office on Latino Affairs, D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, and Street Soccer Washington, D.C.

Teams of at-risk youth, day laborers, and homeless soccer players participated in the local soccer tournament.

Check out the photos here, and we are pleased to announce that Los Del Cid (Street Soccer Montgomery County) finished in 1st Place!

Special thanks to Mercedes Lemp and the staff at OLA, the entire D.C. Department of Recreation staff including Tunis Abdullah Manager of Soccer Programs, and the staff at the Riggs LaSalle Recreation Center, who helped to make this tournament a success.

Also, our appreciation to the volunteers from the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute for coming out to help with the tournament and the Whitman Walker Clinic for coming out to the tournament to offer free HIV/AIDS testing and health services information at the tournament.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the person that was responsible for this, deserve all the blessing in the wolrd,becouse it made this people feel so good and honord to be able to be part of this wonderfull experience,also for my self,helping others make a diffrents,and just to see the smile on there faces,makes me feel good,to have being a part of that moment,if this could happend to all those less furtunate,it would be wonderfull,please be part of this and help,the organizations that are helping all those that need help,N.consejo will be the place to start,every little bit counts,help them to stay up on there feet,so they would keep helping others,3118 16th st nw..thank you!help the organization to give the less furtunate what they deserve a place to leave and get educated.and give them hope..