Getting ready to Rock the Pitch

Do-gooding organization alert: Athletes for Africa “is a nonprofit organization that uses the power and profile of sport to promote global citizenship and empower the next generation of youth in Africa.”*

A4A is the organization behind Rock the Pitch, a charity soccer tournament taking place at Lamport Stadium on August 14. Participants include commoners like me and local celebrities, and everybody raises money to send to A4A’s partner organizations in Africa.

I’d like to direct all readers to my team’s fund raising page:
http://www.myathletesforafrica.com/sweetcleats

Click, give a little, and then come out to Lamport on the 14th to watch us compete. The first celebrity signings were confirmed yesterday and include former Toronto FC captain and Canadian national team member Jimmy Brennan. (This is going to be so embarrassing.)

*A4A organizes charity sporting events to raise money that goes towards assisting their partner organizations:

– Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (Uganda)
– War Child Canada (Democratic Republic of Congo)
– African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) Canada (Southern Sudan)

More details available on the A4A Programs page.

P.S. Safe travels and good luck to all my friends currently converging on Cologne for the Gay Games 2010.

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