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July 28 Soccer 4 Kids Fundraiser Recap

Last Update: 10/14/2013 5:43 PM

Mike Mitchell (center)

On July 28 NorCal member Mike Mitchell (RPCV Niger 1983-85) organized a benefit for Soccer 4 Kids / Pencils 4 Kids at his family's Irish pub, Behans, in Burlingame. About 75 people attended raising $2050. Soccer 4 Kids uses soccer to reach youth to promote leadership, teamwork, self-esteem, encouraging health, physical fitness and community involvement.

In 2008 & 2011 Mike brought over 3500 soccer balls to the Libore region of Niger. He is currently working on research to evaluate the impact they have had during the 6 years it has been working in Niger. The results will be used to further develop programs and apply for grants funding. Mike is seeking people with grants experience. He can be contacted at