Ramadan is just around the corner, and as our long-time supporters know that means organizers in Gaza are gearing up for the 9th annual Rachel Corrie Ramadan Football Tournament for Young Men, June 15th to July 1st. They are right now hard at work to make this year’s tournament the best yet: 32 teams are being selected and 320 players are training hard with their eyes on the hosting city of Rafah, and the Rachel Corrie Tournament cup.
Not only does this tournament provide an exciting Ramadan event at a time when there is often little to celebrate for Gazans, it is also a tribute to their friend and daughter, Rachel Corrie. And at its core it is an expression of the stead-fastness of the Palestinian people: a dynamic act of resistance to occupation and insistence on normal life.
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.
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Last year’s Football Tournament earned high praise from NGOs, civic officials and official sports clubs, and won a place in the hearts of the dedicated sports fans of Gaza who still talk about it as “The best Ramadan tournament in all Gaza”.