D.C. United School Supply Drive for D.C. Public Schools

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D.C. United has announced a Back To School Drive before Sunday’s game against The New York Red Bulls! Through “United Drives” the team is encouraging DCU fans to bring new school supplies to support the children of D.C. Public Schools.

So bring notebooks, pencils, erasers, backpacks – whatever you can to help the schoolkids!

Bring your donations to the United Drives booth outside of RFK Stadium’s Gate A.  They’ll start collecting an hour and a half prior to kickoff and will close 15 minutes into the first half.

BONUS!  Any fan that donates an item will receive a “Buy One, Get One Free” ticket voucher good for any D.C. United regular-season home game.

For all the details and the official announcement click HERE

D.C. United Executive Jason Levien Is Now “Optimistic” About New Stadium Deal

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In a segment on Comcast SportsNet during a recent game D.C. United Executive Jason Levied discussed “behind the scenes” progress and officially raised his opinion of the likelyhood of the New Stadium deal for Buzzard Point from “Cautiously Optimistic” to straight-on Optimistic.

Here’s the full article at the Washington Post, including the Video.

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“The value created by the stadium will translate into untold new taxes in the form of related office, residential and retail development. Even if the stadium is granted tax abatements — part of the proposal — the new incremental development will boost the tax base.”

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“Make sure you get involved.”

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“…this deal would secure a badly needed new home for Washington’s Major League Soccer team and help spur economic development in neighborhoods on both sides of the Anacostia.”

- The Washington Post, 7/27/13

“Charles Wilson, a neighborhood leader-cum-haberdasher—among the many hats he wears are the presidency of the Historic Anacostia Block Association, seats on the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission and the Historic Preservation Review Board, and a day job as chief of staff to At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds—believes the new Reeves Center “sends a message that economic development is finally coming east of the [Anacostia] River.”…If done right, he says, the Reeves Center could help “make downtown Anacostia like Old Town Alexandria.”

- The City Paper, 8/8/13