Here we go! This will by my FIRST marthon and I couldn't be more excited to be on the Grassroot Soccer Team.
I have never considered myself a runner, but when the challenge presented itself for a good cause, I knew I had to say yes. My Uncle Mal was an avid marathon runner; he ran over 11 marathons in his lifetime. We lost him to cancer last year and with every doubt and fear, I remind myself that he will be with me on this race.
I invite you to be a part of this journey with me. My profile picture is from my time working as an English teacher in Tanzania- still one of the best experiences of my life. I think about those students in the village of Arusha every. single. day. We spent hours after school playing soccer as the sport united the entire village. Grassroot Soccer is a very special nonprofit to me because it uses sport as a catlyst for change. In a time where we are so focused on differences, sports connect us all.
Grassroot Soccer leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize youth in developing countries. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation deemed GRS a “culturally appropriate, internationally suitable, creative, effective way to educate at-risk youth about HIV/AIDS and its prevention.” GRS is supported by USAID, Rotary International, Comic Relief, The Arsenal Foundation, and the Peace Corps. It is truly a sustainable, awesome organization.
Video of Trevor Noah Visiting Grassroot Soccer in South Africa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fh41pBBk_o
About Grassroot Soccer: https://www.grassrootsoccer.org/
I hope you will join me on this adventure! Many Thanks and God Bless!
CR Impact Points
Click the VOTE button to give Claire 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). Vote for the Volunteers and Fundraisers that are answering the call to service, raising money for charity, and making an impact for their causes. Come back and Vote every months. CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.
CR Impact Points
If you're seeing the grey VOTE button, you should feel great about yourself. It means you already voted for Claire this month. Come back next month and vote again if you still love Claire. Thanks to your vote, Claire earned 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.