Helping Hands

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Maryland United FC is a not-for-profit organization and enjoys a 501 (c)(3) designation under the IRS Not-For Profit Structure. We are dedicated to serving the needs of the more committed soccer players by providing the highest level of education and instruction available thereby preparing the players to be a proud representative of the Club at local, state, regional and national competitions. Maryland United FC strives to develop confident players who have not only reached their full athletic potential but are also prepared to become active and productive members of the community. We are pleased to announce the start of our “Helping Hands” program at Maryland United. Our Helping Hands project will be used to run a number of community based programs under its banner. Please see below for more information.

All In for daniel ~ #BEASLEYstrong

We Need Your Support on Giving Tuesday

Today and all through December we will be collecting donations to support Daniel Beasley, one of our U18 ECNL players, who is in need of our support.  Daniel is currently fighting for his life in the Intensive Care Unit at Children's Hospital in Washington DC.  He was recently diagnosed with an extremely rare neurological illness involving GFAP, a protein found in the central nervous system and spinal fluid. The doctors at Children’s Hospital are working closely with the Mayo Clinic for a treatment protocol. This illness is so rare that the Mayo Clinic has only treated 5 cases in adolescents.

Daniel will require intensive inpatient rehabilitation following his stay in the ICU. He has a tough fight on his hands moving forward and it’s obviously putting an emotional and financial strain on his mother. Daniel started playing soccer with the Waldorf Soccer Club when he was 7 years old and joined Maryland United FC in 2013.  His dedication and passion for the game are visible on the field. His mother, Angela can often be heard cheering for Daniel and all his teammates.

Please support Daniel and Angela with a donation on Giving Tuesday!

#BEASLEYSTRONG

#DANIELSTRONG

MD UNITED BROUGHT MEALS TO THE DOCTORS, NURSES, AND EMERGENCY PERSONAL FIGHTING COVID-19 

Soccerwire.com PRESS RELEASE

We are very thankful to everyone who contributed to this initiative and made a donation.  We exceeded our target goal of $4,000 and raised over $8,000.

Local Restaurants who have helped:

  • Dimitris International Grille, Catonsville, MD (link)
  • Italian Market & Restaurant, Annapolis, MD (link)
  • Margerita’s Pizza of Kingsville, MD (link)
  • Rise Up Coffee, Annapolis, MD (link)
  • Southern Bobby Q, White Plains, MD (link)
  • Starbucks, Edgewater, MD (link)
  • Squisito Pizza & Pasta, Severna Park, MD (link)
  • The Hunger Tamer, Laurel, MD (link)
  • Carpaccios, Annapolis, MD (link)

 


MENTOR PROGRAM

Our aim is to build a mentorship & leadership program for our U15-U18 players.  This program will develop leadership traits, peer to peer coaching and create role models within our system. Our older players will be attending several of the U8-U14 games over the course of the year to assist with warmups, team talks and help grow the strong culture of excellence at our club.


FOOD BANK COLLECTION

Each Fall, Maryland United holds a food collection during practices at Indian Creek. Our families make a great effort to support this initiative and our donations make a direct impact on the community.

Last year, food was donated to local Food Banks in Anne Arundel & PG Counties.


WINTER COAT DRIVE

Our Coat Drive to support the local community takes place in late Fall. Donating a winter coat is basically a no-effort way to do a good charitable deed for someone else. The winter months can be brutal for low income families and the homeless. The weather can be relentless and dangerous. One jacket or piece of warm clothing can bring a little bit of hope to someone in need.