Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wild World of Wednesday - April 28, 2010

US Cricket: The US will host a major cricketing event:

"The Pearls Cup series will be the first time major cricket nations have competed in the United States. The games will be played at Lauderhill from 20-23 May and are seen as key to help advance the sport in the country. "We want to demonstrate to the American public just how exciting the Twenty20 format is", said USA Cricket chief Donald Lockerbie."

*Thanks to Katharine for the tip!

Changing Lives Through Football: Ashoka Gamechangers is back with a new promotion called "Changing Lives Through Football". Here's the highlights from the press release:

Nike, in partnership with Ashoka’s, launched Changing Lives Through Football, an innovative competition to surface the best ideas for how soccer can unleash young people’s potential, strengthen their communities, boost development, and accelerate social change. is an open, online community where all are invited to identify, inspire, and bring together the best projects and innovative ideas for empowering youth by accelerating and increasing access to soccer. Submissions will be accepted through June 11, 2010 at Entrants are eligible to win prizes totalling USD $90,000.

Anyone can participate by suggesting a project or idea that should enter, posting a comment or question in the online dialogue, and voting for winners.

*Side note: Thank you to everyone that has recently sent press releases - keep them coming! I will get to everyone.

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