Posted in Charity, tagged Eurosport, MLS, Passback on January 9, 2009 |
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With the new season coming up you’ll be checking your gear soon and possibly replacing last years model for whatever reason. If you have any slightly used cleats, jerseys, balls, or other equipment that you won’t be using consider donating it to Passback.org. They take either monetary and equipment donations and distribute to clubs, schools, and organizations in disadvantaged area’s.
These are hard times and providing equipment that your ready to throw away could be an incredible gift to someone how might not be able to afford the basics.
Also, check out their upcoming attempt to break a world record. In an effort to raise awareness about Passback, the U.S. Soccer Foundation is planning to break the World Record for the Longest Chain of Shoes at the 2009 NSCAA Convention (held in St. Louis, MO, January 14-18).
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We start with the basics… clean water with a Christmas theme.
So you may be asking yourself or wanting to ask me “What does this have to do with Atlanta Soccer?”
In short, not much. Although one of the reason’s I love soccer is because it truly is the worlds game. I love the diversity of cultures, styles, and people who are drawn to this game. The passion that fans have for the teams they love are to me part of what makes this the beautiful game.
It is that same love of people that prompts me to use this platform to help others that are less fortunate then me. By the standards of most Americans I am by no means a ‘rich’ man but when you compare where I am, where your are, to the world you quickly see there is no comparison. So it is my desire to aid these organizations in any little way that I can to help the helpless. Once a month I will highlight a charitable organization. If there is an organization that is close to your heart, has a soccer, or an Atlanta connection please let me know.
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