2400 East Capitol St NE
Youth and adults from the public and local area refugee communities will take part in a day of soccer, friendship, and fun at One Journey Soccer Fest on The Fields at RFK Campus. The event is organized by One Journey and partners, DC Sports Soccer and L.A.C.E.S.
One Journey Soccer Fest includes an adult 7×7 soccer tournament, a youth soccer clinic with various stations and recreational activities, and numerous opportunities for refugees and participants from the public to build friendships, respect, and mutual understanding.
WHO: Refugee community, soccer enthusiasts from the public, adults and youth.
WHAT: Adult soccer tournament, youth soccer clinic, youth recreational activities.
WHEN: Sunday, June 6, 3pm-7pm
WHERE: Fields at RFK Campus (Field #3)
VISUALS: RFK soccer field, adult soccer games, youth soccer clinic and activities, participants who are recently arrived refugees or former refugees, brief remarks by One Journey, information and sign-in tables.
“With this event, we are using an afternoon of soccer games, clinics, and celebration of this beautiful game to build connections among refugees and their host communities,” notes Jonas Tizabi, the event organizer for One Journey.
One Journey is a grassroots alliance working to shift the conversation about refugees worldwide by amplifying refugee voices and celebrating the talents and stories of newcomers. We strive to build enduring allies for refugees and use cultural and technological tools to facilitate connections between refugees and their host communities.