“We are orange. Forever we are orange. Forever we are orange. Forever we are orange.”
The Houston Dash believe in using the power of the Dynamo and the sport of soccer to support our community.
On December 12, 2013, the Houston Dynamo announced the introduction of their women’s team, the Houston Dash, to the National Women’s Soccer League
At its heart, the Houston Dash along with the Dynamo redefine Houston from the inside out, building off players, coaches, and supporters. When the club states, “we are orange,” several qualities are stated including the ones below:
We are one club: Players, coaches, staff, and supporters all have a responsibility to every other member.
We are bold: Houston is a city built on ambition, from the early history of the oil industry to NASA, the city never settles as “good enough.” Just like the city, the organization is unafraid of expectations.
We are proud: Houston is at the root of everything and as a constant reminder, remaining Houston proud is a core value.
Soccer Kicks Cancer: Every September in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Houston Dash organizes an event with MD Anderson Cancer Center that raises awareness and honors pediatric cancer patients in Houston. Patients participate in activities such as art classes, bingo games, and a yearly announcement of Honorary Team members.
Surprise Practice: The Houston Dash surprises numerous local youth soccer teams by sending players to youth soccer association practices. The Dash player sent will join in on a practice and assist with running training for the day. Youth players will have the ability to take photos and receive autographs from players after training.
Just Kick It Program: The Just Kick It Program brings soccer to local underserved youth who participate in programs at The Boys and Girls Clubs of Houston. This program works to provide kids with an understanding of the sport of soccer, as well as improving their skills within the sport. They also receive a Just Kick It uniform, a gift bag, a mini soccer ball, and an award.
Several volunteers have helped support the Houston Dash community programs. These include The House That Ching Built and the Houston Food Bank Challenge. The Houston Dash and Dynamo also have a charity known as the Dynamo Charities, which was founded in 2008. This program gives back to the community and is recognized heavily through social media.