The Homeless World Cup and Ulule.com have joined forces to help five teams reach the Paris 2011 Homeless World Cup, giving the opportunity to support the players and receive exclusive rewards.
Founded in 2003, the Homeless World Cup is a unique, pioneering social enterprise using football to energise homeless people to change their own lives for the better. An annual first class international football tournament is staged as a celebration of the yearly achievements of the Homeless World Cup and a network of more than 70 national partners.
Ulule is supporting the Homeless World Cup by collecting funds to enable players from five economically poorer nations to reach this year's tournament held at Champs de Mars in Paris, France from August 21-28, 2011. For the players this represents an unlikely opportunity to realise a dream shared by millions: to wear their national colours with pride, enjoy the adulation of the crowd and represent their country.
The five teams supported by fundraising on Ulule are:
Cambodia, Kenya, Malawi, Palestine, Paraguay.
They aim to raise €2,500 for each of these teams in order to finance the documentation, travel and accommodation costs required to compete at this life changing tournament.
Supporters are offered signed photos and videos of the teams, as well as event T-shirts. Anyone can help. All the projects can be found and supported at this address: http://fr.ulule.com/homeless-world-cup .
Mel Young, President and co-Founder of the Homeless World Cup, is confident of the profound impact this tournament will have on the lives of homeless people worldwide, "The Paris 2011 Homeless World Cup is an opportunity for homeless people to move from being invisible to stand proud on a global stage, and be the true ambassadors for their country that they are."
The Paris 2011 Homeless World Cup supporters include UEFA, Fundacion Telmex, United Nations, Nike; Global Ambassador Eric Cantona; international footballers as Didier Drogba, Rio Ferdinand; and Arsène Wenger, this year's President of the Local Organising Committee, with Emmanuel Petit and Liliam Thuram as the Paris tournament Ambassadors.