Balls for Peace campaign extended to end-September
MANILA, Philippines - Because of the recent floods that hit Metro Manila and the week-long observance of the national mourning for the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, Rappler is extending its Balls for Peace campaign until September.
The drive seeks to collect 2000 balls that will be distributed to young football players in war-torn Sulu in an effort to foster peace through the sport.
The campaign, which was initially set to culminate in August, was formally launched by Rappler in partnership with the Philippine Marine Corps on July 13 as a response to the story of the Sulu kids who play football but with limited means.
Donations are sent directly to the Marine Corps Special Service Office. Those who would like to donate and be part of the first round of efforts to collect 2000 balls can contact PMC Special Services Officer Lt Col Stephen Cabanlet via +639065642765 or email email@example.com.
Philippine Marine Corps Liaison offices deliver and distribute balls to communities in Sulu where there are football programs. According to Cabanlet, Marine Corps units in Sulu have started to turnover balls to various football teams. A symbolic turnover of balls is scheduled for the end of September in Zamboanga City. - Rappler.com