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Refugee Community Soccer Day

  • Cardozo Education Campus Field 1200 Clifton Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)
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Join us for the first annual Refugee Community Soccer Day hosted by One Journey, LACES, District Sports, and D.C. United on June 8, 2019 from 1:00 - 4:00pm at Cardozo High School in Washington, DC. We are also thrilled to have the support of OnSide in helping us use soccer as a tool to bridge divides and bring communities together.

The Refugee Community Soccer Day seeks to harness the power of sports to transcend differences and bring people together. We will be hosting a day of soccer games, youth clinics, and post-game celebrations to connect refugees and their host communities. Open to all ages, we will have a youth clinic with games and drills for kids and pick-up style games for the adults. Come on out with your friends, family, and neighbors to enjoy an afternoon of soccer!
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One Journey's mission is to celebrate and amplify the voices of refugees, and to engage all to connect, learn about, and become enduring allies of those who are displaced. Through our festival and awareness raising events, we've charted a movement to shed a positive light on refugees by showcasing their talents, stories, and contributions to our communities. In doing so, we're building empathy and engagement towards our displaced brothers and sisters.

This event takes place during World Refugee Awareness month and is a pre-launch for our second annual One Journey Fetival. Visit www.onejourneyfestival.com to learn more about our mission and the 2019 One Journey Festival.

Life And Change Experienced thru Sports – L.A.C.E.S. leverages the power of sport to mentor at-risk youth. Since 2007, we have served globally over 1,800 former child soldiers, Ebola orphans, street children and refugee youth. Sport is more than a game to L.A.C.E.S. and our work aims to provide youth with opportunities to grow, develop and build their future potential. Through soccer leagues and sports summer camps we provide refugee youth in the greater Washington D.C. area the opportunity to breakdown cultural barriers, stimulate mental well-being, and promote social integration and overall physical wellness.

District Sports connects DC residents through soccer. As a non-profit, we run over 200 leagues and tournaments each year.

Since 2004, District Sports has been blending quality soccer play with community building in Washington, DC. District Sports serves the District of Columbia both on the pitch and in the community. With the support of 7,000 players a year, we direct over $75,000 in grants and donations to athletic programs supporting DC youth.