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Matt Pierson Courts for Kids Trip to the Dominican Republic

Organized by: Matt Pierson

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THE STORY:

My name is Matt Pierson and I am a student athlete at the University of Oregon. A group of my fellow student athletes and I will be going to the Dominican Republic to help construct a sport court in Batey 7. We will be traveling from Santo Domingo to the South of the country to Batey 7. A batey is a poor community established around the sugarcane industry mostly populated by Haitian immigrants who remain the most marginalized group in the country. The fact that the town does not have a name, just a number attached to it shows the insignificance of the community in the minds of many. In Batey 7 there are 350 houses with a total population of 1500. There is a primary school from grade 1-6, preschool for kids 2-5, but no secondary school. There is a private clinic and 6 churches. Currently there is no community center, no court, and only a small playground for the children to use. The program we are going with is Courts for Kids. This organization focuses on providing children with the opportunity to play sports in areas that are economically disadvantaged.  Thank you for considering donating to this fundraiser.

$440

 

57% Raised of $775 Goal

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  • cpierson

    $50

  • Ryan Donlon

    $10

  • Kasey Richards

    $10

  • The Horn Company

    $300

  • Sarah Barnes, Jalen Brown's (#15) Mom

    $20

  • Vicki Smith

    $50

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Matt Pierson

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Donor Comments

Vicki Smith

Vicki Smith

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Sarah Barnes, Jalen Brown's (#15) Mom

Sarah Barnes, Jalen Brown's (#15) Mom

DONATION: $20

#goducks #WTD - I wish my son had been able to participate in this, but happy to help out his fellow teammate be able to go! Safe travels! 3 years ago

The Horn Company

The Horn Company

DONATION: $300

3 years ago

Kasey Richards

Kasey Richards

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Ryan Donlon

Ryan Donlon

DONATION: $10

<3 3 years ago

cpierson

cpierson

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

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