Visiting the White House is a momentous occasion for any student, but for Coretta Scott King 7th grader Percie Thompson, having the President of the United States toss you the championship soccer ball – well that’s historical! (Watch beginning at the 5:30 mark of the video above).
On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, America SCORES Atlanta youth from CSK Middle School flew to Washington, D.C. to be present when President Obama welcomed the Major League Soccer champion LA Galaxy to the White House.
These students joined children from Philadelphia, Boston, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, and Washington, D.C. in a Let’s Move soccer clinic led by LA Galaxy soccer players on the South Lawn and had a front row seat during the President Obama’s press conference and question and answer session in the White House. The students chosen for this trip to the White House are all enrolled at Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy and participate in America SCORES Atlanta’s after-school program at that site.
ond thrilled to be invited to the White House,” said America SCORES Atlanta Executive Director Laura McCrodden, “Kids in our program understand the importance of exercise and healthy lifestyles, but never dreamed they would one day play soccer on the South Lawn. What an amazing experience!”
The team member shared and documented their historic journey on the CSK Middle School Experience Facebook page and Twitter feed throughout the day.