Every Chicago Fire supporters knows who Mike Banner is, but most will be unaware of the fact that every 45 seconds a child dies from Malaria. Today, the Fire’s very own Mike Banner will be participating in the OSA World Juggle-a-thon to benefit Nothing But Nuts. The event takes place at 6pm CT tonight and soccer players, fans and coaches everywhere are juggling to get better and to save lives. The OSA World Juggle-a-thon is put on by OnlineSoccerAcademy.com for Nothing But Nets. Nothing But Nets is an MLS partner charity and for every $10 raised they provide a life saving bed net to a person in need in Africa. You too can help!
How do I participate?
1. Download a pledge sheet on the “OSA World Juggle-a-thon” page of OnlineSoccerAcademy.com (link too http://www.OnlineSoccerAcademy.com)
2. College pledges or flat donations prior to juggling. The minimum suggested amount to raise is $30. Do that, you save 3 lives and you get a shirt!
3. Juggle for your juggling record by yourself or with friends at 6pm your time! After follow directions on pledge sheet and mail in your funds raised!
OSA World Juggle-a-thon Highlights so far:
28 pro players on board including Jay Demerit and Carli Lloyd from the US National Team
Multiple pro freestylers participating including 16 year old phenom Indi Cowie (she was on Good Morning America and New York Times recently)
One freestyler is going for Guinness World Record of most sole juggles during OSA World Juggle-a-thon
Multiple youth soccer clubs and pro supporters groups are participating and hosting OSA World Juggle-a-thon parties
CASL in North Carolina is hosting a two field OSA World Juggle-a-thon party – they have over 10,000 youth soccer players
After spending several years living in Kenya, I can’t begin to tell you the importance of protecting children from malaria. What better way to support a great cause than by juggling a soccer ball? Come on, go and rep the Fire at tonight’s event, you know you want to!