WASHINGTON, D.C. - United for D.C. - the charitable arm of D.C. United - announced today details of the organization's second annual on-line holiday auction. The on-line auction will run today through Monday, December 13th, with starting bids ranging from $25 to $300. Items to be "won" were donated to United for D.C. from a host of professional sports franchises worldwide. Money raised through the auction will go towards funding programs such as United Reads, Kicks for Kids and the Community Grants initiative. In addition, D.C. United tree ornaments are being awarded to those making a $20 donation to the foundation. All proceeds from this program will also go to United for D.C. in support of its community efforts.
"United for D.C. is thrilled to be able to offer these unique and exciting items for auction to donors and sports fans," said Catherine Marquette, Executive Director of United for D.C. and Community & Fan Relations Director for D.C. United. "The auction will be a great way to culminate a successful fundraising year for the charity."
D.C. United auction items include: a 2004 D.C. United long-sleeved adidas White Jersey (Size Medium) autographed by Freddy Adu, a 2004 Opening Day Poster autographed by Freddy Adu, a 2004 D.C. United adidas White Jersey (Size X-Large) autographed by the 2004 MLS Cup Championship team, a D.C. United Kappa Logo-ed Soccer Ball autographed by the 2004 MLS Cup Championship team, a Limited Edition 1996 MLS Cup Inaugural Champions adidas Leather Jacket (Size Large), a 1996 MLS Cup Inaugural Champions adidas T-shirt (Size X-Large) autographed by the 1996 team, Nick Rimando Autographed Nike Goalkeeper Gloves, Troy Perkins Autographed adidas Goalkeeper Gloves and a 2000 D.C. United Ben Olsen Unity Games long-sleeved adidas Jersey (Size Large), to be personally signed.
Other Major League Soccer items include: a Colorado Rapids Autographed John Spencer atletica White Jersey (Size Medium), including a 2004 team autographed soccer ball, a 2004 Western Conference Champions Kansas City Wizards Autographed Chris Klein adidas White Jersey (Size X-Large), including a Chris Klein bobblehead doll, a Kansas City Wizards adidas White Jersey (Size X-Large) autographed by Nick Garcia, including a Nick Garcia autographed player card, a Columbus Crew Autographed Edson Buddle long-sleeved adidas Gold Jersey (Size X-Large), a Columbus Crew adidas Black Jersey (Size X-Large) autographed by the 2004 Team, a New England Revolution Autographed Taylor Twellman Reebok Blue Jersey (Size X-Large), a San Jose Earthquakes Autographed Landon Donovan Nike White Jersey (Size X-Large), includes a Landon Donovan autographed player card and 2004 team autographed soccer ball, a Chicago Fire Autographed Chris Armas Puma White Jersey (Size Large), including a 2004 team autographed soccer ball, a Los Angeles Galaxy Autographed Cobi Jones Nike Gold Jersey (Size Large), a Dallas Burn Nike Red Jersey (Size Large) autographed by 2002 Team, a MetroStars Nike Red Jersey (Size Large) autographed by the the 2000 Team and former D.C. United Player Doug Warren Autographed adidas Goalkeeper Gloves.
Other Soccer items include: Manchester United Player Tim Howard Autographed Nike Goalkeeper Gloves, a C.D. Aguila Avia Jersey (Size Medium) autographed by the 2004 Team, a Nottingham Forest Jersey (Size Large) autographed by 2004 Team and a Boca Juniors long-sleeved Jersey (Size Large) autographed by the 2001 Team.
Other items include: a Minnesota Vikings Autographed Randy Moss Reebok Jersey (Size Small), a New England Patriots Super Bowl XXXVIII Logo-ed Football autographed by Kicker Adam Vinatieri, a Rawlings Major League Baseball Official Ball autographed by Hall of Famer Jim Palmer and a Survivor Africa Baseball Hat and Photograph autographed by Survivor Ethan Zohn.
United for D.C.
The mission of United for D.C. is to service the Washington, D.C. community through the creation or support of programs, events and organizations that advance the educational and social welfare opportunities (primarily health and recreational) for the area's youth, particularly those who may be economically, physically or mentally disadvantaged.
United for D.C. is a 501(c)3 organization created from the desire of D.C. United of Major League Soccer to further the team's dedication to the Greater Washington, D.C. community. Founded in 2002, United for D.C. is committed to supporting programs and organizations falling within the organization's mission, thus giving back to the community that has supported the team so greatly since its inception in 1996.