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Our 5th Annual Benefit was a celebration to remember. This year we found it only fitting to make our theme The World Cup as we looked back on a wonderful Men’s tournament and look ahead to the Women’s competition in the 2019 summer.

November 8th, 2018 found Sound of Brazil lively as ever with the very popular VR Penalty Shootout Station from a year prior reincorporated along with a custom DUSC photo booth. The night kickoff with guests arriving to classic 70s and 80s tunes whilst a DUSC slideshow was shown on the big screen. Auction bidding began upon arrival, in which guests could place their bets on a range of items until the night’s end at 9pm. Some notable items were a Historic 5 Bedroom House in the Adirondacks for 6 Nights, NYCFC Exclusive Closed Training Session in 2019, and a Signed 2018-2019 Real Madrid Jersey amongst many others.

At the night’s midpoint, President of the DUSC Board, Andy Scruton, made remarks on the various DUSC programs we offer. Following his remarks, Kevin McCarthy hopped on stage to interview the evening’s Guest of Honor, Heather O’Reilly.

Heather O’Reilly is a 3 time USWNT Gold Medalist and 2015 Fifa World Cup Champion. In an engaging Q+A, Kevin asked Heather about some of the most memorable moments of her career. She was quick to harp on USWNT culture and how there’s space on the pitch for both joy and ravenous hunger for success.

We want to thank everyone who helped make this year’s Benefit a huge success. The funds we raised will go towards creating more pathways for NYC youth to enjoy the beautiful game. A priceless piece of the DUSC formula and part of the greater reason why our organization exists.

If you were unable to attend this year’s Benefit, we invite you to make a donation to support our cause. We thank you for your consideration.

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