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World AIDS Day - Be a #Footballer

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an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against the disease and show support for people living with HIV

01 December marks World AIDS Day, an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against the disease and show support for people living with HIV. This year at Grassroot Soccer, we're asking you to join our campaign to unite the global soccer / football community in making a difference: #iamafootballer
 

What does being a footballer mean? We believe it means being a role model. Being part of something greater than yourself. Being a good teammate. Standing up for others. Making smart decisions. All of the traits we need to stop the AIDS epidemic through the power of soccer.

What can you do to make an impact?

4 Things You Can Do:



1. Tell us what being a footballer means to you: Use the twitter hashtag #iamafootballer to take part in the campaign and answer the question – what does being a footballer mean to you? All tweets will be entered into a contest and 5 hand selected winners will get a GRS t-shirt signed by Ethan Zohn.

Here are some examples:

“I support those who are HIV-positive #iamafootballer”
“I will not be limited by what others think #iamafootballer”
“I will never settle #iamafootballer”
“I believe raising my daughter is the most important thing I can do #iamafootballer”

 
2. Share the Campaign: Let people know that the soccer community is dedicated to stopping the spread of HIV & AIDS and improving the lives of young people. Share the campaign on your own social media - visit our special web page for pics, links, and more.

3. Watch Real Stories: Meet Athi, Khaya, and Ondela - three GRS Caring Coaches who are making a difference in the fight against AIDS in their communities. You can watch their stories in our special #iamafootballer playlist.

4. Sponsor a Footballer: Become a change agent by supporting our work to empower young people to stop the spread of HIV and live healthy lives through soccer. Donate here.

For more information, visit this special #iamafootballer page on our website.

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