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Help refurbish an abandoned sport court in Rio's favelas

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THE STORY:

All children have the right to play! Some of us were lucky enough to grow up in rich environments full of opportunities for exploration, discovery, and free play. These experiences helped shape us as people and gave us a strong connection to the world around us. Today, there are thousands of youth in Rio’s favelas (shantytowns) growing up without those same opportunities to play. 


In collaboration with Playlife, Hilton Hotels, and  Enactus; Community in Action is working to turn an abandoned court into a fully functioning athletic and education center. Playlife is a social project that was founded in 2014 with the goal of providing sport and educational opportunities to favela youth. By combining both athletics and English lessons youth have the opportunity to learn a tangible skill while developing their character through sport. 


After getting displaced from their original space Playlife now runs the project out of an abandoned court on top of the favela. Not only is this dangerous for the participants however it hinders one of the main goals of the project; providing a safe environment for youth to grow, develop, and express themselves. 


Poverty for favela youth is not only a lack of money; it is a lack of direction, a sense of meaning, and more so basic social opportunities. Refurbishing this court will have diverse positive impacts on the children in this underserved region and the broader community. Principally we hope that it will add legitimacy to the project encouraging more youth to participate and thus expanding the project's impact. It is also our hope that we will help change perspectives about the value of space while encouraging community members to take ownership once complete. 


We hope to raise enough money to: 

~ Deep clean the space 

~ Re-paint the lines and varnish the floor 

~ Buy new soccer goals 

~ Build basketball hoops 

~ Paint multiple big murals 

~ Add a permanent classroom space including: Desks, chairs, whiteboard, and supplies 


PLEASE consider making a donation today. 100% of the funds raised through this campaign will go towards our goal of refurbishing the court, no donation amount is too small! Your contribution will leave a positive impact for many years to come! 


Many Thanks,


 Zak, Luiza, Dylan, Tamires, Julius, Delvakio, Rosangela 


Community in Action Committee

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To This Fundraiser

$1,410

MONEY RAISED
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  • Delvakio Brown

    $10

  • Dudley Conneely

    $10

  • Linda Tucker

    $25

  • Natalie Conneely

    $25

  • Mary Conneely

    $25

  • Marvin Brown

    $40

  • Delvakio Brown

    $50

  • Delvakio Brown

    $25

  • Delvakio Brown

    $500

  • Delvakio Brown on Behalf of DoubleTree By Hilton Jackson, Tennessee

    $100

  • Delvakio Brown

    $400

  • Delvakio Brown

    $100

  • Delvakio Brown On Behalf Of DoubleTree By Hilton

    $100

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71% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,410 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Delvakio Brown On Behalf Of DoubleTree By Hilton

Delvakio Brown On Behalf Of DoubleTree By Hilton

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Delvakio Brown

Delvakio Brown

DONATION: $100

On Behalf Of DoubleTree By Hilton Jackson, Tennessee 1 year ago

Delvakio Brown

Delvakio Brown

DONATION: $400

On Behalf of DoubleTree By Hilton Jackson, Tennessee 1 year ago

Delvakio Brown on Behalf of DoubleTree By Hilton Jackson, Tennessee

Delvakio Brown on Behalf of DoubleTree By Hilton Jackson, Tennessee

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Delvakio Brown

Delvakio Brown

DONATION: $500

On Behalf of DoubleTree By Hilton Jackson, Tennessee 1 year ago

Delvakio Brown

Delvakio Brown

DONATION: $25

On Behalf of DoubleTree By Hilton 1 year ago

Delvakio Brown

Delvakio Brown

DONATION: $50

On Behalf of DoubleTree By Hilton 1 year ago

Marvin Brown

Marvin Brown

DONATION: $40

1 year ago

Mary Conneely

Mary Conneely

DONATION: $25

Por el amor que Tamara tiene para las chicas de soccer! 1 year ago

Natalie Conneely

Natalie Conneely

DONATION: $25

In honor of Tamara and all of the amazing work you did in this community! 1 year ago