Dallas International Girls Cup Partners With The UNA to Support Nothing But Nets
The Dallas International Girls Cup, along with its organizers, Premier International Tours and the Dallas Texans , have partnered with the Dallas chapter of United Nations Association (UNA) to support the Nothing But Nets campaign for the second year.
Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria is a critical problem impacting many unfortunate children, who in other parts of the world, might be youthfully playing soccer. Realizing the importance of giving back and wanting, the Dallas International Girls Cup is partnering again with Nothing But Nets to help support this worthy cause.
Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Since then, Nothing But Nets has raised more than $50 million to help deliver more than 7.5 million bednets to families in need.
It costs $10 to purchase and deliver an insecticide-treated bed net, provide education on its proper use, and provide other malaria reduction interventions that can prevent this deadly disease.
Last year, local businesses pledged money for every goal soccer scored, and these funds were matched by Premier International Tours, the Dallas Texans, and UNA Dallas members, and further bolstered by other local supporters. As a result, the event raised enough money to deliver 185 nets to help prevent malaria.
The 2015 Dallas International Girls Cup is hoping to raise even more money than before and to send more mosquito nets to Africa. The goal is simple; to help save even more lives. Every 60 seconds, a child dies from malaria, with children under five at high risk. But one insecticide-treated net can keep a family safe.
The Dallas International Girls Cup is a highly competitive youth soccer tournament that combines the passion for excellence on the soccer field with an interest in having our favorite sport give back to the world. Showing youth soccer players how they can make a difference and be great on and off the field is just one way this tournament makes a difference.
The event also features outstanding international participants. Teams from all over the world came to participate in the 2014 Dallas International Girls Cup. For example, representing Australia was Subiaco AFC, representing Denmark were Himmelev Veddelev BK and Ballerup-Skovlunde Fodbold, representing Haiti was Citadelle Football Club and representing England were the Blackburn Rovers, Millwall FC and Preston North End.
For more on how you can help Nothing But Nets, please check their website. The Nothing But Nets campaign will have a tent at the Ross Stewart soccer complex during the tournament playing days.