This is our SIXTH year as an Official Charity Partner of the TCS New York City Marathon! We are honored to be a part of this great race and have a team of 50 athletes joining us to fight HIV and AIDS.
This year our Team is focused on one goal: to engage 6,000 African girls in a unique program that educates and empowers them to live healthy lives, access critical health services, combat gender-based violence, stop the spread of HIV in their communities, and gain self esteem through playing soccer. Only 11% of adolescent girls in southern Africa have the chance to play sport, while 100% of Grassroot Soccer girls are playing soccer and building self esteem in the process. Only 18% of girls in South Africa have ever taken an HIV test, while 70% of Grassroot Soccer girls have. Both BIG improvement and BIG impacts. That's why we want to engage another 6,000 girls in this opportunity.
Help change lives by joining the Marathon Team or contributing to your favorite runner:
Click on the Donate Button of this page to support the Team, or click on "Join the Team" to help raise funds.
Donations can also be made offline by mailing a personal check. Checks can be mailed to: Grassroot Soccer, PO Box 712, Norwich, VT 05055. All offline donations will be added to the online page of the honoree to reflect the full total.
Check out www.GrassrootSoccer.org and our You Tube channel to learn more: http://www.youtube.com/user/grassrootsoccer
Thanks for your support!!