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Supporting a Home-Grown Role Model Teaching Tennis in Kenya

Organized by: Jeffrey Walcott

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THE STORY:

Bobby Ochieng Odhiambo is a tennis coach in Kisumu, Kenya. Situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, Kisumu is the third largest city in Kenya and the poorest. Bobby knows all about growing up in poverty. He hails from the notorious slum in Nairobi, named Kibera and only started in tennis after his family couldn't afford to send him to school. He used the sport to lift himself out of poverty, and now pays it forward by spending his weekends organizing free training sessions and tournaments for children that otherwise couldn't afford to play. His work is incredibly important, as it provides these children with skills and goals that will help them later in life. But Bobby struggles to continue the lessons because everything has to come from his own modest income. He gives up a day's wages just to teach these children, and during tournaments he buys food for everyone to eat and provides the tennis balls and rackets. The money raised here will help buy equipment, such as tennis balls and strings for rackets, and will help to support the weekly lessons where he has to hire coaches to help, as they cannot afford to otherwise give up a day's wages.

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To This Fundraiser

$660

 

132% Raised of $500 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • John and Carol

    $50

  • Susan Gorr

    $100

  • Per and Steph

    $50

  • tennis4all.launceston

    $280

  • John Waitumbi

    $20

  • Menno

    $10

  • Katie W

    $130

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Organized by

Jeffrey Walcott

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Katie W

Katie W

DONATION: $130

Specifically, I want this to go to paying the coaches and/or some rising female players in the game please. 1 year ago

Menno

Menno

DONATION: $10

Great initiative, Bob & Jeff! 1 year ago

John Waitumbi

John Waitumbi

DONATION: $20

Excellent example 1 year ago

tennis4all.launceston

tennis4all.launceston

DONATION: $280

1 year ago

Per and Steph

Per and Steph

DONATION: $50

Great work Bobby! 1 year ago

Susan Gorr

Susan Gorr

DONATION: $100

I love what you do. I want the best for you and the kids who play there. 1 year ago

John and Carol

John and Carol

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

Good Luck Bobby! 1 year ago

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