Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in sub-Saharan Africa. 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 $56 million to help deliver more than 9 million bednets to families in need. Campaign partners include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Basketball Association’s NBA Cares, Junior Chamber International, and Major League Soccer’s MLS W.O.R.K.S. It costs $10 to purchase and deliver an insecticide-treated bednet, provide education on its proper use, and provide other malaria reduction interventions that can prevent this deadly disease.
Hi everyone, My Name is Archer and I wanted to share something that I have been working on. As some of you may know I'm really into science, especially pathogens. I'm also really interested in causes they help people, which is how I found the "Nothing But Nets" project. I was invited to be a United Nations Champion for Nothing But Nets and have be working on an art project with friends at the Boys and Girls Club to raise awareness for the cause. The project will be installed this summer and I will invite you to come take a look. Until then I would like to share sometime about the project.
Throughout the month of October, one of the Greenwich Youth Football League teams, the BANC Raiders at the Byram Archibald Center, raised awareness for breast cancer research. The players wore pink ribbon stickers on their helmets, allocating 100 percent of the money raised directly to the cause.The cheerleaders supported the team and the cause on the sidelines by cheering with pink and white pom-poms and donated their time and talents by hosting a sideline bake sale each week. Every penny raised will be donated directly to Greenwich Breast Cancer Alliance to support research, early detection and local education.
With the goal of building new friendships and sustaining the community spirit the Greenwich Youth Football league instills, the GYFL had its a first-ever ice skating night on Feb. 28 at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich. The two-hour event was titled – Night On The Ice. The youngsters showed off their skating skills – some for the first time – with players, coaches and families from all six GYFL teams in attendance. Also at the special event were members of the Greenwich High varsity football team, including some of the new captains, Kerry Gavin, who served as an assistant coach of the Cardinals, and Bobby Walker from the Boys and Girls Club. The fun night provided the players, coaches and families the opportunity to get to know each other a little better off the field. Some of the high players in attendance are football mentors to the young athletes. It was a great chance for them to see each other as they move up and prepare for their next level of play this fall.
Photo of GYFL players courtesy of Michael Manning.
GYFL enjoys "Night On The Ice" event
Hi my name is Zack and I wanted to tell you about my friend Bryce who was born on May 8, 2012. He made a wonderful addition to an already amazing family; BobbiJo, Pete and Conner. Bryce and his family live in Bethel, CT. Bobbi works for the BOE in Stamford and Pete works for the Town of Greenwich. Shortly after birth, Bryce was diagnosed with CMN, Congenital Melanocytic Nevi as well as Hydrocephalus. I'll be posting updates on how Bryce is doing and hope you can take a moment to learn a bit more about this amazing little boy. Byrce's dad is from Byram and was once a Raider, just like you and me! I've nominated Bryce as special member of my team and hope that everyone one can meet him at a game this season.
Thanks Zack #27