Kitsap Cup 2009 Raises Over $5K for Children of the Nations

    Silverdale, WA – January 3, 2009 – Futbol for Life (www.futbolforlife.org), through their annual fundraiser, “Kitsap Cup 2009”—a New Year’s Day futbol (soccer) celebration, raised $5,697 for Children of the Nations, a local organization impacting the lives of thousands of children in the developing world. All proceeds were designated to the organization’s programs in Sierra Leone, directly benefiting the orphaned and destitute children the organization serves there.

    The event was held New Year’s Day at Pendergast Park in Bremerton, Washington and attending by soccer players and coaches from the greater Kitsap County area. “Thank you participants, for making the Kitsap Cup/Futbol for Life 2009 tournament such a huge success,” says Futbol for Life spokesperson. “As a result of your individual and team efforts we have set a new fundraising record. You have made an enormous impact in the lives of many children living in Sierra Leone.”

    About Children of the Nations
    Children of the Nations (COTN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising children who transform nations. Founded in 1995, the organization currently provides holistic care to orphaned and destitute children in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, and the Dominican Republic. By partnering with nationals, they establish full-care residential Children’s Homes (for orphans) and Village Partnership Programs (to benefit children living with destitute families or caregivers who are unable to properly provide for them). The programs and services they provide include education, feeding centers, medical services, and community development initiatives such as agriculture, sanitation projects, micro-enterprise, and much more. Children of the Nations believes that true, lasting, and meaningful change begins with the children, and so they are their mission. Children of the Nations stands apart from other organizations in their goal, not to provide relief, but rather to come alongside nationals, empowering them to a life of self-sustainability. For more information, visit www.cotni.org.

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    Contact:
    Pam Wright, Communications Director
    Children of the Nations – USA
    pamwright@cotni.org
    360-698-7227