FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Krista Washington, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-872-6662
What: The U.S. Soccer Foundation, with the support of D.C. United Women, will set up an interactive area at the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo to get children active using the sport of soccer. At the Expo, children will have the opportunity to play soccer, meet players from the D.C. United Women’s team, participate in arts and crafts and enter a raffle to win a special prize from the Foundation.
Who: The U.S. Soccer Foundation and D.C. United Women, W-League team.
Why: According to the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity, one out of every three children between the ages of 2 -19 are overweight or obese. Soccer is unique because it engages participants at a high level of constant activity and helps provide children with the recommended amount of physical activity, as outlined by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention. The U.S. Soccer Foundation’s mission is to grow the sport of soccer at the youth level as well enact social change and positive youth development through soccer. This interactive space will allow children and their families to be exposed to the great game of soccer and its benefits as well as showcase the Foundation’s initiatives and impact.
When & Where: The U.S. Soccer Foundation and D.C. United Women will be at the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo at the Washington Convention Center on January 14-15, 2012 from 9:00am – 5:00pm.
About the U.S. Soccer Foundation
The U.S. Soccer Foundation is the Major Charitable Arm of Soccer in the United States. Established in 1994, the U.S. Soccer Foundation has invested more than $55 million in all 50 states. The U.S. Soccer Foundation supports programs and field building projects that provide underserved youth in urban communities with opportunities that promote positive behavior, healthy lifestyles, self-confidence and positive alternatives to drugs, crime and other at-risk behaviors.
Media Request: When referring to the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the Major Charitable Arm of Soccer in the United States, please refer to the organization only as the U.S. Soccer Foundation or the Foundation, and never as USSF or US/U.S. Soccer. We appreciate your cooperation.
About D.C. United Women
Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. region and playing home matches at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md., D.C. United Women is a member of the United Soccer Leagues’ W-League and 2011 Rookie Franchise of the Year. The first and longest-standing women’s league in North America, the W-League is USL’s highest level of women’s soccer in the United States and Canada. The league is recognized throughout the world for providing superior competition for female players, while offering affordable family entertainment for fans across North America. Licensed by D.C. United, the W-League team is independently owned and operated by Washington Soccer Properties, LLC. Visit http://www.dcunitedwomen.com for more information. Follow the team on Twitter @dcuwomen.