This past weekend, a group of about 50 soccer players came out to help us “Kick Start” the Philippines! We held a 6v6 soccer tournament on Drexel University’s campus and had an awesome time playing soccer in the sun. We played with balls that were donated to us with help from Synchro-Development Corp. Each ball used in the tournament will have a match ball sent to the Philippines by Pass It Forward Soccer. In addition to the great weather and great soccer-filled atmosphere, we were able to surpass our fundraising goal with this tournament!
We would like give a special thanks to everyone who volunteered to help on Saturday:
Katie Van Aken
Ben Van Son
Thanks to the T-shirt Designer: Sal Bigay
Congratulations to the Kick Start the Philippines team and a huge thank you to our players and donors for the support!
It is easy to forget what people are going through when they are living their life on the other side of the world. As the Kick Start team finalizes its plans for the soccer tournament this weekend, they are even more inspired by this amazing video that captures the reasons behind this effort. Please watch the video and visit the donation site to learn more: http://www.kickstartthephilippines.myevent.com/3/donate.htm
Also, here is a great video to watch that can help remind us what we are doing and why: http://www.upworthy.com/a-seriously-bright-idea-thats-giving-an-amazing-new-purpose-to-something-we-usually-throw-away?c=fea