The Century Council, official corporate sponsor of Washington Freedom and D.C. United, is the title night sponsor for the doubleheader on Saturday, May 1st. The doubleheader, at RFK Stadium, starts at 4:00pm with D.C. United playing the first game and the Washington Freedom game to follow.
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Yesterday, The Century Council hosted a ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’ event yesterday in the Cannon Caucus Room on Capitol Hill, along with our partners, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation, the Artists and Athletes Alliance, and PE4Life. For the past four years we’ve celebrated Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day with such an event, and this was by far the largest, with over 500 attendees!
For this year’s event, we were joined by eight-time Olympic medal winner Apolo Anton Ohno, who’s been a fantastic partner for our Ask, Listen, Learn program, inspiring kids all over the country to say ‘YES’ to a healthy lifestyle and ‘NO’ to underage drinking. Dara Torres joined us as well, with her daughter and mother, and discussed her Olympic career It was a pleasure having three generations of Torres's participate in our event, and we were glad Dara was able to bring her own daughter to work! Dara and Apolo both were generous enough to sign autographs for the attendees, and if their writing hand is any indication, they are both in peak physical fitness!
We also brought our Ask, Listen, Learn interactive activity, four of them running on TVs, and one running on a projector for all to watch. The kids loved it! We hope everyone who wanted to got a chance to play! Players from DC United and DC Freedom were kind enough to help the kids play. We're posting all of the pictures from the event to our Flickr page - we've got a handful up already, and the rest should be up shortly.
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day has become a very important day for The Century Council. We believe that the parent’s role in preventing underage drinking is undeniable, and so we want to help parents start this dialogue with their children.More > 0 Comments
We started off the day at Arlington Science Focus Elementary School. Joined by US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, Apolo ran the kids through the basics of our Ask, Listen, Learn interactive activity. Then the kids got their turn. We had a great time with the kids of Arlington Science Focus Elementary School – fantastic kids, and we sure hope they’ll continue to say “YES” to a healthy lifestyle and “NO” to underage drinking.
That afternoon, we headed to Dwight D Eisenhower Middle School in Laurel, MD. The kids here were a bit older, but just as enthusiastic. We’d like to send a special thank you to the office of House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and his staff for helping to arrange the visit! Check out pictures from the event below!More > 0 Comments
Apolo Anton Ohno today visited La Salle Academy in inner-city Philadelphia today, joined by kids from St. Malachy School, St. Laurentius School, San Miguel School, and Hope Partnership for Education. Many of these kids’ potential is limited by social, academic, or financial challenges. Apolo reached out to them, telling them that as long as they stayed focused and driven to succeed, nothing could stand in their way.More > 0 Comments
Hello Atlanta! In our effort to bring Ask, Listen, Learn to every conceivable part of the country (let’s go ahead and make it a 50 state goal,) we enlisted the help of Apolo Anton Ohno to reach out to the kids of Kennedy Middle School!
But first, we made a trip to CNN headquarters in Atlanta! Apolo explained what the Ask, Listen, Learn is all about: educating kids to have the confidence to go out in the world and make healthy, active decisions.More > 0 Comments
We’ve got some news about two of our favorite athletes…
Please welcome Dara Torres, our newest Ask, Listen, Learn super star! This five-time Olympic athlete is a fierce athlete and a great role model, winning twelve Olympic medals over her career!
Apolo Anton Ohno is also joining with us again to help spread the message of Ask, Listen, Learn!
On April 13th we’re heading down to Atlanta, GA with Apolo to visit Kennedy Middle School! Apolo will be demonstrating the Ask, Listen, Learn interactive activity, telling kids to say ‘YES’ to a healthy lifestyle and ‘NO’ to underage drinking. Stay tuned for pictures and video from the event!
On April 14th, we’ll be heading up to Philadelphia, PA with Apolo, to St. Michael’s Parish.
On April 20th, we’ll head to the Arlington Science Focus Elementary School, in Arlington, VA, and Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School in Laurel, MD.
But we’re saving the best for last. On April 22nd, SuperStars Dara Torres and Apolo Anton Ohno will be participating in Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day in Washington, DC! Check our events page for details!