On October 5th, I’ll be playing in a charity game to raise funds for Grassroot Soccer, an international adolescent health organization that educates, inspires, and mobilizes young people to overcome their greatest health challenges and live healthier, more productive lives. Grassroot Soccer's work in Southern Africa and throughout the world connects at-risk young people with the mentors, information, and health services they need to thrive, and empowers adolescents to make educated choices about pressing health challenges such as HIV/AIDS, sexual health, gender-based violence, and malaria. To date, Grassroot Soccer has reached more than 1.2 million young people in 50 countries. My team hopes to raise $5,000. Any amount you can give to support our team and our cause would be greatly appreciated! Every $25 we raise will be used to empower one young person. Thank you for your support!