WASHINGTON, D.C. - United for D.C, in conjunction with D.C. United, has planned an in-stadium jersey auction to raise funds for the foundation's variety of community service programs. The event is scheduled for Sunday at RFK Stadium, as D.C. United host the MetroStars. The charity will oversee the sale of game-worn uniforms on the concourse near the stadium's Main Gate. The silent auction begins at 3:30 p.m. EDT and will end at half-time. Kick-off for the match is set for 5 p.m. EDT.
"This is an incredible opportunity for our supporters to purchase authentic, game-worn kits signed by their favorite United player," said United for D.C. executive director and United director of community and fan relations Catherine Marquette. "The revenue generated by these auctions is invaluable to the development of United for D.C.'s community-minded educational and healthy-lifestyle-based initiatives."
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.
For more information on United for D.C. and its programs or fundraising activities, please contact Catherine Marquette at (202) 587-5443 or visit www.unitedfordc.org.