23 November 2005

Soft Power

A televised report on WUSA, TV-9, had a quick mention that shows how DC United is working to improve community relations to Ward 8. Unfortunately, no transcript of the report is available, but in a segment discussing a developing feud between Marion Barry and the Reverend Willie Wilson, it was mentioned that $10,000 used to support a Barry-hosted Thanksgiving meal for senior citizens was donated from DC United. Nice move. I get the feeling that there's a lot of stuff we don't hear about that DCU is doing, but when I manage to catch a story like this, you feel better. Here's my hope. I hope that even after the stadium gets built, DCU continues to do these sorts of things. From what I know of the people involved, I would imagine that's pretty likely.