Championship Celebration to feature a special musical performance from Grammy Award-Winning Artist Ella Mai presented by Events DC and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
Washington, D.C., (04/29/2022) – The Washington Spirit will host Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Ella Mai as part of the club’s 2021 Championship Celebration Program immediately following its season opener on Sunday, May 1.
Ella Mai is a Grammy Award-winning English singer-songwriter. Perhaps best known for her hit 2018 single “Boo’d Up”, Mai has worked with the likes of Meek Mill, Ed Sheeran and Usher among others. For work relating to her self-titled debut album, Mai is the recipient of multiple Billboard and iHeartRadio Music Awards. On Friday, May 6, Ella Mai will release her sophomore album, titled “Heart On My Sleeve”.
This special concert was created in collaboration with Events DC and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development as part of the effort to celebrate the 2021 championship team.
“The Washington Spirit is a prime example of why DC stands for the ‘District of Champions,’” said John Falcicchio, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. “The celebration event not only serves as a celebration of the team but also provides a reminder that DC is Open.”
“We congratulate the Washington Spirit on their historic season and share in their pride of bringing home a championship to the District,” said Ralph Morton, senior vice president and managing director, Sports & Entertainment Division at Events DC. ”We are thrilled to have Ella Mai join the Championship Celebration, as well as another year of the Spirit inspiring young people throughout Washington, DC.”
The Championship Celebration program will be available to all game day ticket holders. Tickets to the game are required for access to the Championship Celebration. The program will be as follows:
Championship Celebration Program
To begin directly following the conclusion of the game
- Celebratory banner reveal
- Proclamation reveal and remarks from Mayor Muriel Bowser
- Championship ring ceremony
- Winners of championship ring giveaway announced
- Musical performance from Ella Mai
- Celebratory fireworks
Further details on the championship celebration program can be found here.
The Washington Spirit will host OL Reign in the team’s 2022 season opener on Sunday, May 1 at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. As the first regular season game since the 2021 squad won the NWSL championship, Sunday’s match will double as a celebration of last year’s campaign with Spirit supporters.
About The Washington Spirit
The Washington Spirit is the professional women’s soccer team based at Segra Field in Leesburg, Va and Audi Field in Washington, D.C. Launched in 2012, the Spirit play in the National Women’s Soccer League, the premier women’s soccer competition in North America. For more information about the Spirit, visit www.WashingtonSpirit.com, follow the club on Twitter @WashSpirit and on Facebook at facebook.com/washingtonspirit.
About Ella Mai
Hailing from London, Ella Mai is an English singer-songwriter best known for her Grammy Award-winning 2018 single “Boo’d Up”. Additionally, Mai is the recipient of multiple Billboard and iHeartRadio Music Awards. Mai has worked with the likes of Meek Mill, Ed Sheeran, Usher and others. Mai’s sophomore album, titled “Heart on My Sleeve,” is scheduled to release on Friday, May 6. Her self-titled debut album was released in October 2018.
About Events DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that hosts more than 1.7 million visitors and generates more than $400 million annually in direct economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus (RFK Campus), including Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Festival Grounds at RFK Campus, the non-military functions of the DC Armory, and the Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Stay current on the 190-acre RFK Campus Redevelopment Project at www.RFKFields.com. Events DC also built and serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. Events DC manages Gateway DC, R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center and Entertainment & Sports Arena all conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.eventsdc.com and find us on social media – Facebook, Instagram and YouTube (Events DC), and Twitter (@TheEventsDC) — and on our new hub for live and on-demand event programming on GATHER by Events DC at www.gatherbyeventsdc.com.
About The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) assists the Mayor in the coordination, planning, supervision and execution of economic development efforts in the District of Columbia with the goal of creating and preserving affordable housing, creating jobs and increasing tax revenue. DMPED pursues policies and programs that create strong neighborhoods, expand and diversify the local economy and provide residents with pathways to the middle class. The priorities for the Deputy Mayor derive from our broad goals of increasing affordable housing, increasing jobs and increasing District revenues. Together, they support the Mayor’s vision of Inclusive Prosperity. Underlying all of our work is a commitment, driven by the Mayor, to good government and transparency.