Tuesday, February 17, 2009

DC SCORES Happy Hour this Wednesday @ Mate

This Wednesday come learn more about DC SCORES and the upcoming Soccer Ball at Mate.

3101 K Street, NW, DC
6pm - 9pm

The Soccer Ball is a mixed forum that will feature a combination of lounge-style seating and open high tables. The Soccer Ball, highlighted in BizBash Magazine as one of “Washington’s Top 100 Events,” is DC SCORES’ annual fundraising gala, a night filled with music, student performances, and the inspired cuisine of Latin Concepts’ restaurants. The Soccer Ball will also feature a live and silent auction boasting a variety of items from jewelry to sports memorabilia, trips and dining experiences. Approximately 400 guests from the Washington, DC business and philanthropic community are expected to attend. The 2009 Soccer Ball is presented by Latin Concepts and sponsored by DC Magazine.

When and Where:

Thursday, March 12, 2009
Organization of American States
17th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
6:30 pm, VIP reception
7:00 pm, cocktails
8:00 pm, event


VIP admission: $200
General admission: $150

The proceeds from the Soccer Ball will support one of Washington’s largest and most successful youth development programs, DC SCORES, whose innovative model increases students’ commitment to education, healthy living, and civic responsibility by combining soccer, written and spoken word, and community improvements every day after school. DC SCORES currently enrolls over 700 students annually from 24 DC public elementary and middle schools.

For more information, contact Tohry Petty at tpetty@americascores.org

DC SCORES is an after-school program for 700 students at 24 Washington, DC public and public charter elementary and middle schools.

The core values of teamwork, leadership, and commitment are carried out daily in a program model where students participate in soccer, poetry, service learning, and homework help. We hire DC public school teachers to run the program at each school, thus providing each student with direct access to a trusted mentor.

DC SCORES, in operation since 1994, seeks to increase student achievement, levels of physical activity, and students' sense of self-worth and belonging. We aim to fill gaps in an environment where students have little to no exposure to organized physical activity, childhood obesity rates are dangerously high, and literacy rates are far below average.

DC SCORES is an affiliate of America SCORES, the nation's largest after-school soccer and literacy program.

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