United set to tee off

Washington, D.C. - United for D.C., the non-profit arm of D.C. United, announced today details of the Fourth Annual United for D.C. Celebrity Golf Tournament, presented by United Bank. Golfers will gather at Old Hickory Golf Club in Woodbridge, Virginia for a 1:30 p.m. ET shotgun start on Monday, September 19. Participants in this year's event will play alongside current and former United players and coaches as well as a host of other local sports and media celebrities, all while raising money for United for D.C.

"The annual golf tournament is one of the most enjoyable and profitable events on the United for D.C. fundraising calendar," said Executive Director of United for D.C. and United Director of Community Relations, Catherine Marquette. "Those interested may still become a part of the festivities, but you must act quickly. We look forward to a great day in the charity's history next Monday."

For a second consecutive season, United Bank is serving as a presenting sponsor of the event. Turner Construction joins the tournament this year as an all-hole sponsor. GEICO, Tuesday's Children, American Baseball Capital, FedEx, Arent Fox, Acordia, The Washington Examiner, Merrifield Garden Center, The Bomstein Agency, Global Sports and Entertainment and Aramark are hole sponsors, while Honda will sponsor a hole-in-one contest. Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Aquafina and Budweiser have donated beverages, while Chipotle and R&R Catering will provide food at the event.

Celebrity participants scheduled to appear include: United players Freddy Adu, Bobby Boswell, Brian Carroll, Josh Gros, Shawn Kuykendall, Jaime Moreno, Matt Nickell, Ben Olsen, Troy Perkins, Nick Rimando, Jason Thompson, Nick Van Sicklen, Jamil Walker and Andrew Weber; technical staff members Kevin Payne, Dave Kasper, Tommy Soehn and Mark Simpson; Dave Johnson, John Harkes and Russ Thaler from United's ComcastSportsNet broadcasts; United alumni Kris Kelderman, AJ Wood and Marco Etcheverry; US Soccer coaches Bruce Arena and Curt Onalfo; MLS Alumni Garth Lagerway; former Washington Redskin Rickie Harris; former Buffalo Bill Scott Norwood; DC101 radio personality Greg Roche and WJFK radio personality JP Flaim.

Just two foursomes and two individual slots remain in the 2005 field. The cost to take part in the charitable event is $800 for a foursome or $225 per person. Participants in the tournament will receive United for D.C. golf shoe bags filled with various promotional items as well as complimentary lunch and dinner, before and after the tournament, and unlimited beverages throughout the day. They will also have the opportunity to buy raffle tickets and mulligans and bid on an array of silent auction items. Team prizes will be given for first, second, third and last place teams.

For more information about United for D.C., its programs or its fundraising activities, or for more information about the Fourth Annual United for D.C. Celebrity Golf Tournament, please contact Catherine Marquette at 202-587-5443 or at for visit

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