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The First Lady, Michelle Obama, joined the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of Soccer in the United States at its free youth soccer clinic in Washington, DC on Friday, Mar. 5, 2010 to highlight the Soccer Foundation’s commitment to the national fight against childhood obesity and support for the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign that emphasizes the importance of children getting 60 minutes of active play each day.

Representing Women's Professional Soccer was Washington Freedom goalkeeper Briana Scurry, the Freedom’s mascot “Glory,” and Mark Washo, President and GM of Washington Freedom. As a league, WPS has pledged its commitment to the First Lady’s national campaign to fight childhood obesity through physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.

As a professional sports league that both promotes and represents healthy, fitness-minded living, WPS has joined in this campaign with a commitment towards the goal of eliminating childhood obesity in a generation and getting more kids active, playing, or moving at least one hour every day.

With eight teams in the U.S., WPS fans spread across the country, and WPS Camps taking plac...

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