Kitchener group assisting efforts in Haiti

Sports May 30, 2013 Kitchener Post

By Kitchener Post staff

Kitchener-based Football for the World Foundation is collecting new and used cleats, soccer balls and other sporting equipment for youth in Leogane, Haiti, as part of Global Outreach and Love of Soccer.

The program is ongoing until the end of July.

“The work that GOALS is doing is vital to people in Haiti who are still recovering from the earthquake and the toll that it has had on the country as a whole,” Football for the World Foundation founder Alikhan Popat said in a media release. “With the structured programs set up by GOALS, children are able to forget about their problems and have the chance to play soccer on a regular basis which helps put smiles back on their faces. These programs not only benefit the children physically, but also socially and emotionally as well.

Leogane was the epicenter of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010. GOALS plans to use the passion children and young adults have for soccer to engage them in sport and other programs, which improve health, education and communities.

Equipment donations including new or gently used soccer balls, cleats, team uniforms, sports bras, whistles, stopwatches, cones, pinnes or other football gear are currently being accepted at 15 Hoddle Cres., in Kitchener.

Area residents interested in donating equipment to GOALS in Haiti through the Football for the World Foundation can contact alikhan@footballfortheworld.org or visit goalsforhaiti.org.

Kitchener group assisting efforts in Haiti

Sports May 30, 2013 Kitchener Post

By Kitchener Post staff

Kitchener-based Football for the World Foundation is collecting new and used cleats, soccer balls and other sporting equipment for youth in Leogane, Haiti, as part of Global Outreach and Love of Soccer.

The program is ongoing until the end of July.

“The work that GOALS is doing is vital to people in Haiti who are still recovering from the earthquake and the toll that it has had on the country as a whole,” Football for the World Foundation founder Alikhan Popat said in a media release. “With the structured programs set up by GOALS, children are able to forget about their problems and have the chance to play soccer on a regular basis which helps put smiles back on their faces. These programs not only benefit the children physically, but also socially and emotionally as well.

Leogane was the epicenter of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010. GOALS plans to use the passion children and young adults have for soccer to engage them in sport and other programs, which improve health, education and communities.

Equipment donations including new or gently used soccer balls, cleats, team uniforms, sports bras, whistles, stopwatches, cones, pinnes or other football gear are currently being accepted at 15 Hoddle Cres., in Kitchener.

Area residents interested in donating equipment to GOALS in Haiti through the Football for the World Foundation can contact alikhan@footballfortheworld.org or visit goalsforhaiti.org.

Kitchener group assisting efforts in Haiti

Sports May 30, 2013 Kitchener Post

By Kitchener Post staff

Kitchener-based Football for the World Foundation is collecting new and used cleats, soccer balls and other sporting equipment for youth in Leogane, Haiti, as part of Global Outreach and Love of Soccer.

The program is ongoing until the end of July.

“The work that GOALS is doing is vital to people in Haiti who are still recovering from the earthquake and the toll that it has had on the country as a whole,” Football for the World Foundation founder Alikhan Popat said in a media release. “With the structured programs set up by GOALS, children are able to forget about their problems and have the chance to play soccer on a regular basis which helps put smiles back on their faces. These programs not only benefit the children physically, but also socially and emotionally as well.

Leogane was the epicenter of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010. GOALS plans to use the passion children and young adults have for soccer to engage them in sport and other programs, which improve health, education and communities.

Equipment donations including new or gently used soccer balls, cleats, team uniforms, sports bras, whistles, stopwatches, cones, pinnes or other football gear are currently being accepted at 15 Hoddle Cres., in Kitchener.

Area residents interested in donating equipment to GOALS in Haiti through the Football for the World Foundation can contact alikhan@footballfortheworld.org or visit goalsforhaiti.org.