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New playground and soccer field built in Chester as part of AT&T MLS All-Star Week Festivities

New playground and soccer field built in Chester as part of AT&T MLS All-Star Week Festivities
CHESTER, PA.(Tuesday, July 24, 2012)–MLS W.O.R.K.S., Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, joined the Philadelphia Union, AT&T, Chester Upland School District and organizers from KABOOM! to construct a new playground and small-sided field today at Science and Discovery High School as part of the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game festivities.
MLS All-Stars Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Carlos Valdes (Philadelphia Union), Jay DeMerit (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Dan Kennedy (Chivas USA), Jimmy Nielsen and Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City), Osvaldo Alonso and Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC) and Philadelphia Union players Chase Harrison and Krystian Witkowski and MLS and Philadelphia Union executives were on hand to take part in youth activities, to aid in the construction of the playground and to officially unveil the AT&T Community Field.
The players were joined by local volunteers in constructing the playground, while Philadelphia Union Academy coaches led drills and small-sided games for children as part of the AT&T Youth Clinic. Former MLS All-Star Alexi Lalas was on hand to participate. The new facilities were officially opened with a net-cuttingceremony by MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Philadelphia Union CEO and Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz and members of Chester Upland School District.
Today’s community service project waspart of Major League Soccer’s effort to create sustainable projects that leave a lasting legacy. Now in its sixth year, this initiative has provided donations and goodwill to thousands of children and families under its ‘Unite. Volunteer. Serve.’ community service program.