After the terrific NFTE “Dare to Dream” Gala on Wednesday night, last night we had another great event.  It was DC Scores’ annual fund-raising dinner, which was held again at the beautiful, Organization of American States building, one of the best venues in DC and just blocks from the White House.

The mission of DC Scores is to “inspire youth to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged students, and become agents of change in their communities.”

Child obesity is a critical problem in the U.S.  Kids now have so many more options after school — PlayStation, X-box, surfing the internet, texting, hundreds of cable channels, i-Phone, etc.  They simply aren’t playing sports as much as the previous generations.  So, it’s important to have organizations such as DC Scores in the community to help promote healthier lifestyles.

This year’s event was run by Mauricio Fraga-Rosenfeld, the genius behind Latin Concepts, and Tony Hudgins, associate publisher of DC Magazine.   They did a great job in helping generate over 400 attendees for this year’s event.

The food was excellent since it came from Mauricio’s restaurants, including Guarapo, Chi-Cha, Mate, Ceviche, Yaku, etc.

WJLA’s Leon Harris did a great job of emceeing the event, but the highlight was the “poetry slams” performed by some of the students.  They brought down the house.

It’s been a great week thus far!