WASHINGTON, DC - D.C. United players and other distinguished guests are set to appear at the grand opening of the first-ever United Reads Reading Corner located at the Children's Health Center in Southeast, D.C. The grand opening is set for Thursday, June 9 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Former Mayor of DC and current Council member Marion Barry is confirmed to attend and will be available for interviews and photos.
Who: Council member Marion Berry, D.C. United President & CEO Kevin Payne, D.C. United players Bobby Boswell, Jamil Walker and David Stokes
What: Grand opening of United Reads Reading Corner
When: Thursday, June 9; 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Children's Health Center - Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue; 3029 Martin Luther King, Jr, Ave. SE; Washington, DC 20032
The inaugural United Reads Reading Corner will be outfitted with soccer-themed children's books and furniture as well as bookshelves, posters and a banner. The goal of the United Reads Reading Corner is to provide a fun soccer-themed atmosphere where children and their families can read while waiting to visit their doctor, as well as to promote physical activity as part of a child's healthy development. The event and Reading Corner is in partnership with Reach Out and Read of Metro D.C., a physician-led early literacy intervention program. Through this Reading Corner alone, United Reads has the potential to impact over 5,000 children over the course of one year.