2010 Ramadan Soccer Tournament
The 2010 Ramadan Soccer Tournament has ended & was a success thanks to all of your generous donations! Thank you & please continue to check back for more updates.
For a report on the tournament and photos, please read Andrew Ford Lyons’ article, Playing Soccer in Gaza.
Please read below for the original announcements:
Cindy and I are very pleased to see that the third annual Rachel Corrie Memorial Ramadan Football Tournament will be held again this August, insha’Allah.
The organizers – Rachel’s friends, who are now our friends – deserve all the support we can give them as they bring players and fans to Unity Field for friendly games of soccer. Last September, we were delayed for two days at the Gaza-Egyptian border and missed the final game of the 2009 tournament; but we had the pleasure of joining in the stands for the closing youth day festivities. Of all the ways to break the siege, sending in a bit of fun that fosters community may be one of the most important.
Please join our family in supporting the 2010 Rachel Corrie Memorial Ramadan Football Tournament.
You can support the Tournament with an online donation here.
Or send your tax-deductible check, made out to “Rachel Corrie Foundation” to:
Rachel Corrie Foundation
203 East Fourth Ave., Suite 307
Olympia, WA 98501
(Please indicate “Soccer Tournament” in the memo line.)
- Craig Corrie, for Rachel’s family
From the organizers
It’s that time of year again. Ramadan is right around the corner and that means the folks in Rafah, Gaza are busy planning the 2010 Rachel Corrie Ramadan Soccer Tournament!
Join us as we reach over the high walls surrounding Gaza and break the siege by supporting this great community-developed Ramadan event.
Its success depends on us. Please consider helping us meet our fundraising goal of $10,000 by making a donation today.
For all the details please visit GazaLife.org.
With deep appreciation,
Adnan Abu Al Sa’ud
Andrew Ford Lyons
The Third Annual Rachel Corrie Ramadan Soccer Tournament 2010
What: A community football tournament at the Unity Youth Field, in the Yebna neighborhood of Rafah, Gaza.
Why: Cut off from the world by a brutal siege, the people of the Gaza strip live with hunger, massive unemployment and frequent attacks by the Israeli army. Extreme vulnerability and insecurity, coupled with bleak prospects for the future, feeds hopelessness and rage, with the youth being particularly vulnerable. This innovative, community-developed football tournament gives neighbors a chance to strengthen bonds and relieve the stress caused by the dire situation.
When: The month of Ramadan, the 11th of August through the 9th of September.
Fundraiser Target: $10,000 U.S.
Fundraiser Ends: August 15th
Financial oversight provided by: The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice
This Year’s Event Includes:
- Kids Day: Races, Prizes, Under 13 match
- Youth Tournament: Ages 16 -17
- Adult tournament: Ages 18- 40