Tuesday, May 15, 2012

America SCORES at the White House Today!

Today, thirty-four America SCORES students are getting the opportunity of a lifetime.  Students from our affiliates in in DC, St. Louis and Denver are traveling to The White House to participate in the Let’s Move Soccer Clinic with First Lady Michelle Obama and the Major League Soccer (MLS) Champion LA Galaxy.

President Obama will welcome Major League Soccer champions, the LA Galaxy to the White House to honor their 2011 season and their MLS Cup victory. Following the ceremony, LA Galaxy players will join the First Lady to hold a Let’s Move! soccer clinic on the South Lawn for students from across the country. The children will also have the chance to watch the ceremony.
Serena Muhammad, the Executive Director in St. Louis put it well: “The invite to the White House is beyond what we have dreamed for these kids and is an amazing opportunity that they will remember the rest of their lives,” 
“We are honored that The White House recognizes the importance of what we do to address childhood obesity. "
Joining us in congratulating our poet athletes from across the country!

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