Equal Playing Field

For: Paige Uttley and the Equal Playing Field Team
Sacramento, CA
Organizer: Paige Uttley
Equal Playing Field (Paige Uttley and the Equal Playing Field Team)
$3,425
of $3,000 goal.
Raised by 39 donors
100% Complete

The Story

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 -

My player profile:
https:[email protected]/player-profile-paige-uttley-usa-6c46be3835ec

The campaign's homepage: (find my picture under the Teams tab!)
http://www.equalplayingfield.net/#hike

And here is a link to the campaign's facebook page: 
https://www.facebook.com/equalplayingfield/

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.

XXX, Paige

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 6, 2017

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Posted on July 6, 2017

WE DID IT!!!!!!!
Thank you everyone for you love and support! It was tough but totally worth it! 

Posted on June 12, 2017

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Posted on June 12, 2017

Last weekend before Tanzania! Did a nice long and hot hike at Cronan Ranch. Had to carry my training buddy for a part of it lol. Some nice hill climes and a great view!

Posted on June 5, 2017

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Posted on June 5, 2017

Two training buddies this week for a nice hilly 8 mile hike (Stevens Trail). Max got his first swim in the North Fork American River's icy waters- he wasn't so sure about it once he took the plunge- but loved crossing the many small streams and waterfall along the trail there and back. One week to go and feeling good :)  

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