BENEFITING: SPORTS OUTREACH INSTITUTE INC
EVENT DATE: Apr 26, 2014
My name is Eric Sheffey, a sophomore at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia, and I will be running the Blue Ridge Marathon this year to raise money to support Sport Outreach Institute and their efforts in Kampala, Uganda. Last summer I had the opportunity to travel to Kampala, Uganda to spend time working with the Good News Futbol Club in the four major slums of Kampala. With the support of Sports Outreach Institute, the Good News FC is able to use futbol to build relationships with those living in the slums and provide life-saving education, training, and nourishment. SOI is currently working on building a new Kampala Ministry Center as a central location for their work in Kampala, and I would like to help make this dream come true.
I registered for the Blue Ridge Marathon not only as a personal goal for myself, but also as an opportunity to continue to make an impact in Uganda since I am not able to return to the region anytime soon. I would like to dedicate this run to the Good News FC and the amazing people of Uganda, and use it as a means to make a difference. Sports Outreach Institute and the Good News Futbol Club have dedicated themselves to help better the lives of the people of Uganda and deserve the support for their new facility. With the creation of this facility, SOI will be able to provide even more life-saving public health education, food and water, sports training, and ministry for the surrounding area, helping enrich the lives of those that need it most.
I have witnessed the amazing work of SOI first-hand, and it is truly an amazing organization dedicated to making the world a better and safer place. Please help me in making their new facility become reality by donating to this page. This marathon is my very first full marathon and also happens to be the toughest road marathon in the United States. I'd really like to use this opportunity to give back to those in need, and help SOI continue to better the world. Thank you.
To learn more about Sports Outreach Institute, please visit http://sportsoutreach.net/
To learn more about the Blue Ridge Marathon, please visit http://blueridgemarathon.com/