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America Scores Boston chairman nominated for 2013 MLS award

Posted by Ryan Butler  July 2, 2013 03:20 PM

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David Chang of Brookline was recently nominated for the national 2013 MLS W.O.R.K.S Community MVP award for his work as chairman of the non-profit organization America Scores Boston.

Scores is one of the largest after-school programs in Boston, consisting of 22 BPS schools, and more than 1,000 students participate.

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“Our program consists of soccer, poetry, and community service learning to help children develop in every aspect of their lives,” Chang said. “This nomination’s a great reflection on the work that SCORES does for the community. It gives the appropriate recognition to the staff, coaches and board members.”

Chang was selected by the New England Revolution soccer team to represent it as a nominee for the Community MVP award and a potential winning $10,000 donation to their charity of choice. The winning nominee also receives two tickets to the 2013 MLS All-Star game in Kansas City.

“I was really moved by David’s passion for Scores and the community it represents,” New England Revolution president Brian Bilello said. “David asked me to join the Scores board last year, and he really is an inspiration for me to do more for the program.”

Online voting for the MLS W.O.R.K.S Community MVP is open to the public. Voting concludes on July 12 at 5 p.m.

Ryan M. Butler covers Boston Public school athletics. He can be reached at butler.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @butler_globe or @BPSspts.

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