The STATE of Soccer in WASHINGTON
Code Four Athletics, a Kent- based soccer specialty brand, is looking for your gently used soccer jerseys, soccer cleats, soccer balls and other gear as part of its first annual Soccer Recycling Event. You can drop off your donations Sunday, August 5th from 11am-3pm at the company’s showroom, located at 22013 68th Ave. S in Kent (off West Valley Highway, less than 5 miles south of Starfire Sports). Simply look for the brand’s unmistakable Soccer Ball Car out front.
Everything collected during the drive will be given to Seattle’s Rainbow of Magnolia Fountains of Life, a volunteer-run charitable organization that works tirelessly to improve living conditions in African countries by providing clean water and sanitation, sustainable agriculture techniques, and support for local schools.
The soccer gear will be distributed to the children of these remote villages, where soccer has become a much-needed escape to the rigors of their daily lives.
Fountains of Life founder Darek Stuj began his non-profit organization five years ago, when workers of his company, Rainbow of Magnolia Landscaping, all volunteered to donate a week’s wages to jumpstart his effort. Darek travels to Africa at his own expense, with a specific project planned. A wonderful video on YouTube chronicles his latest project from earlier this year. Next up: In January 2013, he plans to help build an orphanage in the Imatiani village of Tanzania for children who have been orphaned due to the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Code Four Athletics is soccer specialty brand based in Kent, WA, that offers its collection of soccer uniforms and gear directly to teams and clubs across the United States. Rainbow of Magnolia Fountains Of Life is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of people in remote African villages.