September 8, 2011 - Baltimore, Maryland
Over 150 children from Baltimore City Public Schools attended a Red Card Cancer soccer clinic hosted by Baltimore City Council President Jack Young and D.C. United, raising awareness about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and exercise. Dr. William Nelson, Director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, flanked by professional soccer players, Santino Quaranta, Clyde Simms, Perry Kitchen, Brandon Barklage, Joseph Ngwenya of D.C. United took the field to run drills with the children assembled from public schools all over Baltimore City. In addition to players from D.C. United, collegiate players from Loyola University and Notre Dame of Maryland also assisted at the clinic.
Raising awareness is central to the Red Card Cancer mission as this event continues to demonstrate the importance that sports and a healthy lifestyle can have in children’s lives.
Picture above Left to Right: Kevin Payne, President of D.C. United, Jack Young, Baltimore City Council President, Jim Kraft, Baltimore City Councilman, Dr. William Nelson, Director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Santino Quaranta, Captain of D.C. United.
Below, children take part in a series of drills led by D.C. United players.