Interested in attending the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola event at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC on Monday, April 14, 2014? Apply to participate in our Meetup, which provides opportunities for those who engage with the Department on social media to join our events in-person.
Meetup participants will have the opportunity to attend the #TrophyTour event during the Washington, DC stop and learn about sports diplomacy efforts. Participants will hear from Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Sports Envoys Cobi Jones and Julie Foudy, and representatives of the Brazilian Embassy, FIFA, and Coca-Cola.
Sports diplomacy has emerged as an integral part of our efforts to build ever-strengthening relations between the United States and other nations. The Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has implemented sports exchange programs in more than 100 countries through four distinct initiatives: Sports Visitors, Sports Envoys, Sports Grants, and the Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Program.
HOW DO I APPLY?
To apply, please fill out this form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, April 9 at 2:30 PM EDT. Invitations are non-transferable and we cannot accommodate guests of those selected. Please note that you must click the yellow "Enable Editing" button at the top of the form to edit it.
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DO I NEED TO HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT TO APPLY?
WHAT ARE THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS?
Submitting your application indicates your intent to travel to the Department of State in Washington, DC, on Monday, April 14, 2014 to attend the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola event. You will bear any costs associated with travel and lodging. The invitation to the Department of State will be pending invitees’ security clearances. All those invited to attend will be required to present a valid, government-issued photo identification.
WHAT IF I CANNOT COME TO WASHINGTON, DC?
If you cannot come to the Department of State in Washington, DC to attend, we will be live-streaming the ceremony at www.state.gov and YouTube. You can also follow our coverage of the event on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, and Instagram.
WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I AM SELECTED?
The Department of State will contact applicants via email with additional instructions for those selected to attend. If you are selected, you will be notified no later than Friday, April 11, 2014.