The Party:The children of the DC Scores program, which teaches both the arts and soccer with equal fervor, ditched their cleats and delivered original poetry to more than 200 guests. The gathered enjoyed sporty refreshments like party punch scooped from Gatorade coolers. The People: Soccer MVP Charlie Davies, swapped autographs with the young poet-athletes. Inspiration Award recipients included Beverly Perry, Marcia Fudge and Grammy nominee Carolyn Malachi. Best In Show: In honor of the stellar students, Malachi brought all 14 on stage for an impromptu performance of her newest EP. The event doubled last year’s funds raised.
Photography by Tony Brown