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A lending hand was given to players in need, hands were shook to say “good game” and the spirit of DC SCORES was seen in the positive attitudes of every player. The 19th annual DC SCORES Jamboree was a huge success this past Saturday and we were so thrilled to be a part of the action.

At the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, we understand the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle and we know how vital physical activity and team sports can be in keeping children from engaging in risky behavior such as underage drinking.

DC SCORES, an affiliate of America Scores, builds teams through after-school programs for 1,500 low-income DC youth at 47 schools by instilling self-expression, physical fitness, and a sense of community. They host an annual “Jamboree!” to wrap up their school year with a soccer tournament and a showcase of each school’s service learning project. Participation in sports and support from parents, caregivers, and coaches can act as a protective factor against risky behaviors like underage drinking.

Also, the Ask, Listen, Learn: Kid’s & Alcohol Don’t Mix interactive game was given to 4 lucky parents! We hope they enjoy having an interactive game to help their kids say ‘YES’ to a healthy lifestyle and ‘NO’ to underage drinking.

Volunteers came from near and far to help out the cause and be there for the over 1,500 kids who use DC SCORES as an outlet to stay focused on being happy and healthy. Check out our photos from the event and see what else this great organization has to offer, we’re so proud to be partners!