Back in June 2011 Sheen Lions donated 150 shirts to support GrassRoot Soccer, a charity dedicated to stopping the spread of HIV. They uses the popularity of Soccer to get serious and important messages about HIV to hard to reach young people in Africa. Jon Darlison arranged for DHL to ship these free of charge to Cape Town.
This Summer Sheen Lions was able to donate more shirts and again Jon was able to ask DHL to ship these out for free, this time directly to Zambia.
Peter Glidden of GrassRoot Soccer has just returned from working with the kids in Africa and has sent us some photos.
I did want to share with a few photos of the kits in action. I think Tori informed you that some of the photos were used in a VCT Tournament last month and most recently that have been utilized with our GRS Coaches team these past couple weeks. Needless to say, they are getting lots of good use and our coaches and kids love having a nice kit to show off their skills.
On behalf of all of us at GRS, we very much appreciate your generosity, patience and support in helping GRS Zambia make strides in the fight against HIV. Supporters like you inspire our coaches/staff to continue the incredible efforts that are educating and mobilizing youth and communities throughout Africa. share with a few photos of the kits in action. Needless to say, they are getting lots of good use and our coaches and kids love having a nice kit to show off their skills. We really appreciate it!