Today President Obama welcomed the Major League Soccer champion Colorado Rapids to the White House. He congratulated the team on its 2010 season and its MLS Cup victory. This visit continued the tradition, begun by President Obama, of honoring sports teams not just for winning championships but for giving back to their communities. In addition to winning soccer games, the Rapids are active in a wide variety of service projects. These include encouraging kids to do well in school, as well as promoting good nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Following the ceremony, the Colorado Rapids held a soccer clinic for children of military families on the South Lawn.
Watch the video from the event below: