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Community MVP contest enters final week

Nominate your community leaders to help them win a chance to go to the 2013 MLS All Star Game and earn a $10,000 donation to their favorite charity.

Last year, Monica Trujillo’s work with a program called One League for Everyone ( had her representing the Sounders FC in the MLS W.O.R.K.S. Community MVP contest.

Trujillo is an active volunteer for the Redmond-based organization, helping to provide opportunities to play soccer to low income families.

We are in the final week of the 2013 MLS W.O.R.K.S. Community MVP contest, as fans around the league are being nominated for their work in their own respective communities. Nominations close on June 20 and the league-wide program will recognize one winner from each club for setting an example as a leader and using soccer as a tool to make a positive impact in one of three key areas.

Those areas include social issues focusing on acceptance and equality; health issues affecting men, women or children; and community service for a local, national or international charity or community organization.

Like Trujillo, the winner that represents the Sounders FC will receive a prize package that includes VIP tickets, recognition at a home match in 2013 and club merchandise, including an autographed item. Each club’s winner will then be put to the vote in a league-wide contest running July 1-12 with the top vote-getter winning a grand prize package that includes a $10,000 donation to the charity of their choice and a trip to the 2013 MLS All-Star Game in Kansas City.

As a twist, this year, the person who nominates the grand prize winner will also receive a trip for two to the MLS All-Star Game.

Sounders fans do a lot in the community, so get your nominations in quick at