The clinic was run by six players from Major League Soccer's D.C. United: Brandon Barklage, Joseph Ngwenya, Perry Kitchen, Clyde Simms, Brandon McDonald and Santino Quaranta, a Baltimore native who grew up in Highlandtown.
Students participated in scrimmages and drills as part of the D.C. United Community Soccer Series. Professional players as well as stars from the men's and women's soccer teams at Loyola University Maryland and the College of Notre Dame of Maryland led the children in activities that refined their soccer skills and allowed them to interact in a positive environment.D.C. United's Community Soccer Series aims to give children in the greater-Washington area a chance to learn the beautiful game from the team's players.
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We would like to thank the following partners and people for making this event possible:
D.C. United; Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young; Baltimore's Safe and Sound Campaign; Baltimore City Recreation and Parks; D.C United Players Brandon Barklage, Joseph Ngwenya, Perry Kitchen, Clyde Simms, Brandon McDonald and Santino Quaranta; D.C. United Grassroots Marketing Coordinator Andrew Minucci; Baltimore's Safe and Sound Campaign Strategist for Recreation and Parks Tim Almaguer; Baltimore City Recreation and Parks Division Chief Bob Wall; Ben Hyman, Special Assistant to Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young; the student-athletes from Loyola University Maryland and College of Notre Dame of Maryland; and all of the schools, Rec Centers, and parents for organizing the kids and getting them to Du Burns Arena.