We've been asked to send information to our list about a great event happening in Gaza.
Gaza Tournament Closer To Reality. Fundraiser Extended To August 1st!
|Help us make this Ramadan tournament a reality for our friends in Rafah.|
The Rachel Corrie Foundation
July 20, 2012
We had a great response to our recent appeal for the 2012 Rachel Corrie Ramadan Tournament in Rafah, Gaza. Generous supporters quickly answered the call with $2,300 in donations! Because of their encouragement, we are extending our fund-raiser deadline to August 1st.
Our goal: $6,000.
Can you help?
This is a special tournament that will provide a cheerful Ramadan community event. It honors the spirit of Rachel Corrie and, this year, especially celebrates Mahmoud Sarsak, a Gazan whose 90-day hunger strike earned his release from a three-year illegal prison detention.
Your donation provides the basics: field rental, new sand for the play-field, new footballs, and other necessities. But it also provides extras that make this tournament special. The final match is a huge event in the community where two teams face off on a well maintained field, banners welcome the fans, local sports commentators call the play from a "mini-grandstand," and first and second place team members receive medals and modest prizes. Special prizes are awarded for "Most Valuable Player" and "Sportsmanship." Mr. Sarsak is invited and will be presented a special Ramadan tournament Jersey. In the evening a delicious Iftar meal celebrates the tournament organizers for a job well done. Learn more HERE.
Help us make this Ramadan celebratory tournament a reality for our friends in Rafah.
Please make your donations to the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
To donate immediately online, visit our donation page.
Important!: indicate that your donation is for the "2012 Ramadan Football Tournament."
To donate by mail: Make your check to the Rachel Corrie Foundation with the notation: "Ramadan Football Tournament" in the memo line.
Rachel Corrie Foundation
203 East Fourth Ave.
Olympia, WA 98501
call: 360.754.3998 (PDT).
We are so thankful for the generosity of our community.
Thank you for your support! ❑
Andrew Ford Lyons
Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice ❑
Adnan Abu Al Sa'ud
Rachel Corrie Ramadan Tournament Coordinators, Gaza