Megan Rapinoe Joins streetfootballworld as Global Ambassador
Soccer Star Giving Back – Megan Rapinoe joins streetfootballworld in the fight for human rights and equality as a global ambassador. streetfootballworld is an international NGO that supports 112 grassroots organizations, which uses football as a tool to reach disadvantaged young people and drive social change to over 68 countries around the world.
Soccer News: Seattle Reign FC star Megan Rapinoe took another major step in her quest for equality and human rights by becoming a global ambassador for streetfootballworld, an organisation that uses the power of soccer to empower young people around the world.
The position gives Megan Rapinoe a unique opportunity to combine her love of soccer with her passionate advocacy work in order to effect change globally.
“Soccer has given me so much both on and off the field” she said. “I believe I have a responsibility to fight for those same opportunities for everyone, regardless of gender, race or socio-economic background. That’s why I’m proud to team up with streetfootballworld as their global ambassador and I can’t wait to start helping more young people achieve their goals.”
streetfootballworld is an international NGO in the field of football for good. Its work supports a network of 112 grassroots organisations, all of which use football as a tool to reach disadvantaged young people and drive social change. streetfootballworld reaches over 1.2 million young people in 68 countries
“I’m very happy to welcome Megan to the streetfootballworld team as my fellow global ambassador,” said Mata. “Football should be a place of equal opportunity and I have huge respect for everything Megan has achieved both on and off the pitch, including her wins at the Olympics and the Women’s World Cup, and her work to promote equal rights for people of every gender and sexual orientation. I support Megan’s fight for gender equality in professional football and am proud that we’ll be working together to change the world through football.”
Jürgen Griesbeck, co-founder and CEO of streetfootballworld, also spoke with pride of the newest addition to the streetfootballworld team:
“Inequality and prejudice—whether based on gender, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, or any other aspect of what it is to be a human being—pose serious threats to us all. Soccer offers us a way to transcend our differences, work together, and ultimately overcome the challenges faced by disadvantaged young people around the globe. Megan has established herself not only as a massively talented soccer player, but more importantly, as a genuine, devoted advocate of equality and human rights, and we couldn’t be happier to have her on board.”
Together Rapinoe and Mata will stand for streetfootballworld and the power of soccer to tackle social challenges that range from gender equality in Kenya to conflict resolution in Colombia.
Source/Photo Credit: streetfootballworld