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