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  • Ben Bellows
    ... From: UCB Africa Events Date: Jul 1, 2008 12:32 PM Subject: CASEvents- African Heroes Soccer Tournament, 7/5, at
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      From: UCB Africa Events <cas_events_calendar@...>
      Date: Jul 1, 2008 12:32 PM
      Subject: CASEvents- African Heroes Soccer Tournament, 7/5, at Merritt College
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      CAS UCB Events Calendar

      This Saturday July 5 - Soccer Tournament and Fundraiser for African
      Children's Groups

      Date: July 5th 2008

      Location: Merritt College Soccer Fields (A,B, and C) 12500 Campus
      Drive, Oakland, 94619

      Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

      A group of current and former UC Berkeley students is hosting a
      soccer tournament on July 5 as a fundraiser for children's primary
      education programs in Africa. It should be a fun day of high quality
      soccer. Many of the players are African, and the style of soccer will
      be faced-paced and spirited.

      Please send an email to Pam Gleason at pgleason@... with
      your name and phone number if you are interested in participating as
      a player or volunteer.

      Thank you -- this is for a wonderful cause!

      Information About African Heroes Fundraising Efforts:

      We are currently contributing to three grassroots organizations: the
      Kids League (Uganda), Le Centre dHebergement et dEducation des Enfants
      Demunis (Togo), and Play Soccer International (Ghana, Malawi,
      Cameroon, South Africa and Zambia).

      The Kids League (kampalakidsleague.org) is a ten-year-old organization
      that is currently working with 30,000 boys and girls around the
      Kampala region in Uganda on projects including providing psychosocial
      support through soccer for orphans and vulnerable children (Apac
      district) and creating Youth Ambassador Clubs to address issues of
      peace- building, school attendance and drop-out, and the HIV/AIDS
      epidemic (Lira and Kumi districts).

      Le Centre dHebergement is an organization started in 1998 by a member
      of African Heroes and his family to provide education to children from
      his village (Egbikope) and surrounding districts. Le Centre currently
      schools a total of 99 children, 39 of which board at Le Centre. Its
      annual budget of $23,000 covers food and housing needs for the
      boarding children, as well as the school fees for all 99 children who
      attend the school, school supplies, such as books and desks, and one
      of the teachers salary. Le Centre is looking to integrate a soccer
      league into the school curriculum to attract children to school and
      encourage them to stay.

      Play Soccer International (playsoccer-nonprofit.org/info.html) was
      founded in 2000 under the umbrella U.S.-based group Play Soccer, and
      in addition to Ghana and Malawi, has branches in Zambia, Senegal,
      Cameroon, and South Africa. Their mission, much like African Heroes,
      is Sport for Development, aiming to work with children ages 5-14 to
      teach important health and social skills through and in conjunction
      with soccer.

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      Benjamin W. Bellows, MPH
      Epidemiology Doctoral Candidate
      University of California, Berkeley
      Mobile: +1-510-381-9603
      Skype ID: bbellows

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