Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wild World of Wednesday - July 8, 2009

Give Back: The New York Liberty and Nike Reuse-A-Shoe are teaming up and collecting your old, worn-out kicks at Madison Square Garden this Thursday, July 9th as the Liberty face off against the Sparks. Just bring your sneaks to the Mall Entrance of MSG and drop them in the Nike Reuse-A-Shoe bin!
Buy your tickets for the game here. Nike reuses your worn-out kicks and grinds them into a material for sports surfaces, playgrounds, and even Nike products. For more info click here.

Homeless World Cup: Nike and The Homeless World Cup are offering a $50,000 fund to produce a short film (5 minutes, no more than 10 minutes) capturing the Spirit, Unity, Victory of The Milan 2009 Homeless World Cup. The event is from 6-13 September 2009 at Arena Civica, Sempione Park, at the heart of one of the most football-crazed cities in the world. The film may be used for broadcast, digital channels, and public screenings. Submit your treatment (using the mandatory entry form here) to by midnight GMT, 31 July 2009 for a chance to win the opportunity.

The Homeless World Cup is an annual, world-class international football tournament energizing people who are homeless with the opportunity to change their lives. Players wear their shirt for their country, stand proud and over 70% change significantly by coming off drugs or alcohol, moving into homes, finding jobs, resuming their education, or becoming coaches, football players, leaders in their communities, or social entrepreneurs. The Homeless World Cup has triggered and supports grassroots football projects in over 70 nations working with over 100,000 players since the first Graz 2003 Homeless World Cup.

They are looking for a film that will bring those who don’t know about the Homeless World Cup immediately into the energy, action, and force of change. In telling the story of the Homeless World Cup they want you to capture the real issues and real changes in a fun, energetic way. As they step away, people should feel the truth of this quote from a Homeless World Cup player, “We destroyed the stereotype. We were cool.”

For the official Entry Form and Rules, Terms and Conditions click here.

On Surfari:
Quiksilver Waterman & Rusty Del Mar Presents A Night with Shayne McIntyre of Fuel TV's On Surfari on July 11th 7-9pm. The event is behind Rusty Del Mar. Shayne will be showing two episodes of On Surfari and discussing his experiences on the show. Post showing Q&A and autograph session. Free Sambazon! Popcorn and drinks will be served. The first 100 People receive a free raffle ticket. $1 Raffle - Shayne's Rusty board, shoes, sunglasses, tons of free goods! The raffle will benefit "Strong Heart House"

Today In Sports History is taking a break today for the first time in it's history for a Wednesday. If you want your trivia fix then click here as this is one of the places I look to get started.


Lindsay said...

I love when there are places I can donate my old shoes. Sometimes I think they are too worn out, that no one would want them. But some people don't have shoes at all. I figure if they are truly unusable, then someone else will just throw them away. That's better than me throwing them away and not even trying to reuse them.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Yeah, the Nike program recycles the material apparently. I donate my shoes to a local women's shelter too.