This June, I will travel with women from around the world to Tanzania, Africa, to climb the continent's tallest mountain Mt Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft). After reaching the summit, we will descend to 18,980 feet (5,785 m) and play the world’s highest ever game of competitive soccer. Together, we are hoping to break a world record and raise awareness of the gender inequality that permeate sports, work, and life worldwide. After descending from the mountain, the group will split into smaller teams and run simultaneous soccer training clinics for women and girls in several countries.
Sports have long been a means to transcend limitations and prejudice. I am hiking Mt Kilimanjaro not because I think everyone should play soccer- but because soccer, as with many sports, is a teaching mechanism. It teaches leadership, discipline, commitment, team work. It provides women the opportunity to meet other women, it gives girls a strong support network, and it unites people from different backgrounds, upbringings, and viewpoints. The goal of this project is to raise awareness and funding for women’s soccer development and organizations globally that support it. By breaking a world record we are hoping to inspire both women and men to push for equality not only in sports, but in all aspects of life. For me, hiking Mt Kilimanjaro will be a huge physical and a mental challenge. However, if I can inspire someone to try something new, give one woman a feeling of hope, or show one girl that she can do anything, then I have achieved something great and it will have all been worth it!
In order to complete this momentous challenge, I need your help! Your donations will help me participate in the trek and the game once in Tanzania. For more information -
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Thank you for taking the time to read this! I really appreciate any help toward accomplishing this goal! With your support, we can help level the playing field.