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Over 1,000 community members attend DC SCORES Fall Frenzy
Over 1,000 community members attend DC SCORES Fall Frenzy

 

The athletic fields of Kelly Miller Middle School were flooded with people of all ages Saturday, Oct. 22, as DC SCORES hosted the 14th annual Fall Frenzy.

Over 1,000 students, parents, community members and volunteers attended the event, which celebrates the fall season of DC SCORES, the largest after-school program in the District.

The program’s 800-plus “poet-athletes” representing 27 elementary and middle schools in the District engaged in intra-city soccer games and enjoyed a variety of activity booths, including: facepainting, relay races, Haiku writing and a Starbucks arts & crafts table (minus the hot chocolate).

Past program participants came out in large numbers to referee the games, serve lunch and help out in any way possible, and hundreds of parents were on hand to cheer on their children.

The event was made possible with funding from the District’s Department of Parks and Recreation and DC Stoddert Soccer. Booth sponsors included: 826 DC; Penya Barcelonista, the District’s official FC Barcelona fan club; and Starbucks. DJ RBI had participants dancing in their soccer uniforms all day.

DC SCORES builds teams through after-school programs for over 800 low-income DC youth by instilling self-expression, physical fitness and sense of community. To learn more, visit www.dcscores.org.

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