The award was presented as a part of Community Celebration Day hosted by Serve DC, The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships
Washington, D.C. (08/11/2022) – The Washington Spirit was awarded by Mayor Bowser and Serve DC, the Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships, with the Spirit of Service Award last weekend. The Spirit received this honor in the category of Public-Private Partnership: Achievement in Collaboration Award. The award was presented to captain Tori Huster at Mayor Bowser’s Community Celebration Day on Saturday, August 6, 2022.
This award celebrates the Spirit’s ongoing community work centered on addressing the District’s most critical social challenges and priorities. “We were honored to present the Public-Private-Partnership: Achievement In Collaboration Award to the leading ladies at the Washington Spirit this Saturday at Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 2022 Spirit of Service Awards Community Celebration Day,” said Alexis L. Squire, Chief Service Officer, Director, the Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships.
“The Spirit embodies service through its work and we look forward to cultivating our partnerships to create real impact within our city.” In order to be nominated for this award, the Spirit demonstrated an outstanding commitment to service and/or volunteerism within the District of Columbia, influenced and addressed a community need, enhanced the quality of life for District residents, embraced community service and volunteerism as an ongoing commitment and demonstrated exemplary acts of civic engagement, care and kindness.
Held annually, the Spirit of Service Awards is a celebration of those who serve DC’s legacy by connecting people through service with purpose. Those nominated range from residents to community organizations to businesses. In 2020, the Washington Area Community Investment Fund was honored with the Public-Private Partnership Award for its efforts to increase equity and opportunity within both its workplace and the community, specifically by aiding small businesses with financial relief and resources.
The Washington Spirit will return to action on Saturday, August 27 at 8:30 p.m. EST against the Houston Dash at PNC Stadium. The game will be available to stream on Paramount+.
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 Mayor Bowser’s Spirit of Service Awards
Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Spirit of Service Awards is an annual celebration designed to commemorate the Serve DC’s rich legacy of connecting people to purpose through service. By celebrating those who seek to do good within our communities, the Awards will honor District residents, community-based organizations, and businesses that have displayed an outstanding commitment to service in the areas of: volunteerism, national service, philanthropy, and community resilience. You can follow Serve DC on Instagram and Twitter @ServeDC and learn more from its website at www.Serve.DC.gov.