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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - United for D.C., the non-profit arm of D.C. United, announced today details of the Fifth Annual United Celebrity Golf Tournament, presented by East West Mortgage and R&R Catering. Golfers will gather at Old Hickory Golf Club in Woodbridge, Virginia for a 1:30 p.m. ET shotgun start on Monday, June 5. 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. "We have ambitious goals for this fifth running of the tournament, but we expect great things from our largest fundraiser of the year. We hope our fans will come out and celebrate the start of the 2006 FIFA World Cup with D.C. United on the links."

    New to the event, East West Mortgage as signed on as a presenting sponsor of the golf tournament. R&R Catering, also a presenting sponsor, will donate lunch and dinner at Old Hickory. ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment has renewed its commitment as a hole sponsor, and the Washington Examiner and United Bank have joined them. Foursomes already committed include AEM, GEICO, Miller & Long, the Barra Brava, Benchmark Mortgage, Verizon Wireless and others. Budweiser will donate an assortment of beer products throughout the day.

    Companies and other organizations still have the opportunity to join forces with United for D.C. as a sponsor of this event. Sponsorship opportunities are available, which include a foursome, ranging from $5,000 as presenting sponsor to $1,750 as a one-hole sponsor. Groups may donate $800 to form a foursome, to be paired with a fifth player, that being a celebrity, and individuals may participate by donating $200 for a playing slot. Participants in the tournament will each receive a gift package, which will include United for D.C. logo-ed golf balls and a United for D.C. logo-ed golf wallet/valuables/scorecard holder, as well as complimentary lunch and dinner, graciously provided by R&R Catering, 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 Fifth Annual United Celebrity Golf Tournament, please contact Catherine Marquette at 202-587-5443 or at or visit

    United for D.C.
    United for D.C., Inc. was founded on January 8, 2002 as the charitable arm of Major League Soccer's D.C. United. United for D.C. is a 501(c)3 organization chartered to serve the Washington, D.C. community through the creation or support of programs, events and organizations that advance educational and social welfare opportunities (primarily health and recreational) for the area's youth, particularly those who may be economically, physically or mentally disadvantaged.

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