The budget of the 2016 tournament is modest by most any comparison, yet the organizers in Rafah know how to make it count.
Your donation to Rachel Corrie Ramadan Tournament not only helps provide the basics, such as stadium rental, supplies and preparations, new footballs, and other necessities; it also covers extras that make this tournament a memorable one for athletes and fans.
The final matches are a big event in Rafah. Banners welcome the fans, and a large number of dignitaries and notable persons who support this effort are in attendance. All participants receive Rachel Corrie commemorative medallions, and sport totes with new shoes and jerseys.
Recognition prizes are awarded for the Most Valuable Player, Top Scorer and Defender, and for Sportsmanship. And of course there is the First Place Cup for the champion club. After the big finale, organizers and special guests commune over a traditional delicious meal to celebrate a job well done, and look to next year’s tournament!
Projects of this nature are vital to the health of Gaza communities that continue to live under extreme duress. We know you will agree that what our organizers in Gaza have done in putting together these top-notch events each year (our Rachel Corrie Football Tournament during Ramadan, and the Rachel Corrie Sports Tournament for Athletes with Disabilities in December, is nothing short of amazing.
Help them reach that goal!
Our goal is $11,000 and our fundraiser continues through the month of June. To help us reach that goal please:
- Visit our Donation Page today (Make sure to select “Gaza Sports Initiative” from the drop-down menu.)
- Or, make your check out to “Rachel Corrie Foundation” with the notation of “2016 Ramadan Football Tournament” and send to:
The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice , 203 East Fourth Ave., Suite 402 Olympia, WA 98501
- Let your friends know about this great program.
Read more about the tournament here
“Like” us and share this message of support on Facebook
Follow game results on Twitter