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Soccer Champs Visit White House, Lead Clinic With Military Kids

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Blog Post on June 27, 2011 | 6:30 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)
President Obama Greets the Colorado Rapids

President Barack Obama welcomes the Major League Soccer champion Colorado Rapids to honor their 2010 season and the MLS Cup victory during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, June 27, 2011.

Today President Obama welcomed Major League Soccer champions the Colorado Rapids to the White House. He congratulated the team on their 2010 season and their MLS Cup victory.  This visit continued the tradition, begun by President Obama, of honoring sports teams not just for winning championships but for giving back to their communities. In addition to winning soccer games, the Rapids are active in a wide variety of service projects. These include encouraging kids to do well in school, as well as promoting good nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Following the ceremony, the Colorado Rapids held a soccer clinic for children of military families on the South Lawn.

Watch the video from the event below:

Kyle Lierman is the White House Sports Community Liaison.

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