Sailfish Women's Soccer Partners With The Water Project
October 2, 2014
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Sports Information Director
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – When the ice-bucket challenges were taking social media by storm back in early August, the Palm Beach Atlantic women’s soccer team took the challenge in a new direction. Their goal was to raise awareness for the need of clean, safe water in Africa and partnered with The Water Project to do just that.
Nearly one billion people in the world today do not have safe water to drink, and the Sailfish are raising money this season to construct or rehabilitate a water project like a well or sand dam in Africa. 80% of illnesses are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions, but for less than $23 per person The Water Project is able to work with local partners to provide clean water as well as hygiene and sanitation programs to those in need.
So far the Sailfish are over halfway to their $3,000 goal, but still need help. The women’s soccer team is asking from you to pledge one dollar for every goal they score this season. The hope is to secure enough pledges to have each goal scored this season be worth $100 to The Water Project.
“At the end of the season, no matter our win and loss record, we can show our girls the impact we can have when we join together for a cause,” remarked head coach Chris Gnehm. “Over 130 kids will have access to clean water for the first time ever if we are able to meet our goals, and I just hope that other teams will see the impact we can have with a simple act.”
To donate and learn more about The Water Project, visit their website by clicking here.