Some 200 District of Columbia Housing Authority youth will enjoy two days of football thanks to the partnership between DCHA, Special Olympics D.C., NFL Play60, Haden Sports Management, and Cody Young Foundation/Hopefinders.

The first annual Youth Football Jamboree, featuring D.C. natives Pittsburgh Steelers’ cornerback Joe Haden, the NFL Special Olympics Ambassador, along with Arizona Cardinals’ cornerback Lou Young III, the president of HopeFinders, Inc./Cody Young Foundation, will kick off summer events for area youth on June 9 and 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trinity University, located at 125 Michigan Avenue, N.E.

On Day 1, youth ages 8 to 15 years old, including youth with intellectual disabilities, will learn about footwork, run sprints, and drills with NFL players and volunteers. Day 2 brings seven-on-seven tournament flag football games where all of the teams will play multiple games to determine the overall winners of the day.

While the youth play, parents and caregivers will participate in an information fair featuring community resources and services that cater to families of children with disabilities. 

The Jamboree is another event brought to DCHA families through the Beyond the Voucher Initiative, which aims to provide DCHA families with more than just housing subsidies.

All youth must register for the free event by contacting Noelee Wishart at nwishart@dchousing.org or https://conta.cc/2HBTcHz. Breakfast and lunch will be served to registered participants.

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