I’m sure this is not the first time someone has asked for your money for an Ethiopian cause. But this time, it’s probably very different. It’s not for food or water or health care. Instead, it’s to help build Ethiopia’s first skate park.
With 50 percent of Africa being under the age of 25, supporting sports, whether its football, skating, surfing, or track and field, is critical for the future of Africa and the future of the world. Because as the late Nelson Mandela said, “Sport has the power to change the world; it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.”
Rest in Power, Madiba, and thank you. Your legacy will live on forever.
For more information, and to donate, visit http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ethiopia-skate-campaign/.
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