Events DC Announces Inaugural High School Football Showcase at RFK Stadium


The Events DC Kickoff Classic Triple-Header to Feature Six High Schools from the Nation’s Capital

WASHINGTON, DC – (August 14, 2018) – Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Colombia, announced today the Events DC Kickoff Classic, a high school football triple-header featuring Dunbar High School, The Maret School, Woodrow Wilson High School, Archbishop Carroll High School, Friendship Collegiate Academy and H.D. Woodson High School on Saturday, September 15 at RFK Stadium.
The Events DC Kickoff Classic highlights the abundance of diverse amateur athletic talent throughout the DC-metro area while celebrating the long tradition of football at the historic RFK Stadium. This newly formed Classic will also feature halftime performances by high school marching bands and a Pepsi Fan Zone filled with sponsor brand activations, youth football activities, family-friendly entertainment by local musicians and DJs
“Events DC is proud to welcome some of DC’s most-talented high school student-athletes to play on RFK Stadium’s historic NFL football field this Fall,” said Erik Moses, senior vice president and managing director of sports, entertainment and special events at Events DC. “The Events DC Kickoff Classic underscores our long-standing commitment to provide the platform for student-athletes to showcase and grow their many talents while also creating an unforgettable experience for them and their families.”
The Classic also marks the launch of Events DC’s new Amateur Sports Initiative, a multi-year initiative designed to recognize amateur sports, from football and basketball to pole vaulting and high-speed racing, around the greater Washington area.
Game Schedule

  • 12pm: Dunbar H.S. vs The Maret School
  • 3:00pm: Woodrow Wilson H.S. vs Archbishop Carroll H.S.  
  • 6:00pm: Friendship Collegiate Academy vs H.D. Woodson H.S.
Tickets for the Events DC Kickoff Classic are on-sale Tuesday, August 14 at, in advance at participating high schools and at the box office at RFK Stadium on game day.
  • $15 + fees through Ticketmaster and at box office
  • $10 sold before game day at participating schools
  • Ticket includes entry to all three games and access to the Pepsi Fan Zone
PepsiCo is the official beverage partner of the Events DC Kickoff Classic, featuring their products Pepsi Zero Sugar, Gatorade and Aquafina. Lyft is the official rideshare of the Events DC Kickoff Classic.
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Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that hosts more than 1.7 million visitors and generates more than $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus (RFK Campus), including Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Festival Grounds at RFK Campus, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and Skate Park at RFK Campus. Stay current on the 190-acre RFK Campus Redevelopment Project at Events DC also built and serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. Events DC manages Gateway DC, R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center and is building the Entertainment and Sports Arena (, all conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. For more information, please visit and find us on social media – Facebook (Events DC), Twitter (@TheEventsDC and @TheEventsDC_SED), and Instagram (@EventsDC).