L.A.C.E.S. which stands for Life And Change Experienced thru Sports has been selected by D.C. United as the beneficiary of their Every Save Makes a Difference program for their home match on April 8, 2017. D.C. United will donate $500 of soccer equipment to L.A.C.E.S. for every save the team makes.
Through the Every Save Makes a Difference program, Major League Soccer, Allstate, and Univision partner to support local organizations that work with under-served youth. D.C. United will purchase soccer equipment on behalf of L.A.C.E.S. soccer program, which serves 450 youth year-round. The dollar amount of the donation is determined by D.C. United’s number of saves during the home match versus New York City FC.
Since its inception, the Every Save Makes a Difference program has delivered over $200,000 worth of soccer equipment across the nation and has impacted more than 25,000 youth.
L.A.C.E.S. refugee soccer program works with youth from 14 different countries in the Greater Washington D.C. area. The youth are excited about the opportunity to attend the game and meet players from D.C. United.
L.A.C.E.S. founder Seren Fryatt said “We are honored that D.C. United has selected us as a partner and welcoming our youth into the D.C. community. To meet a professional soccer player and attend a game is a dream come true for so many of our youth.”