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- Wednesday, 20 November 2013 19:50
The Bill Rogers Youth Foundation is proud to present its first annual fundraising Gala, themed “Never Let a Drop of Water Go to Waste”, gala coupled with a “Sports for Peace” soccer tournament hosted by AFTV5 Presenter, Samuel Yamthe, Elizabeth Amani, Ikay Africque.
This highly anticipated event will feature Hollywood stars, celebrities, athletes, musicians, speakers, and leaders from Liberia. Most importantly, it will include local youths whom have been recognized as excellent academic and athletic community leaders and close off with awarding charity organizations.
“Never Let a Drop of Water Go to Waste” in Liberia is slated for Sunday, December 15, 2013 opening with a youth soccer and basketball tournament on December 14th, featuring local high school teams in Monrovia. The “Sports for Peace” youth tournament, hosted by Bill Rogers Youth Foundation, will help student athletes from targeted impoverished communities to raise local sponsorship to cover the costs of their educational supplies, school uniforms, and school fees. The winning team of the sports tournament will have their high school awarded the BRYF project's first water well and pump in Liberia and a public restroom facility.
The goal of this event is to raise funds to support villages in Liberia that lack the basic need of life, clean water. Through needed support from the public, the proceeds will support drilling for fresh water wells, provide sanitation needs, hygiene training and the construction other sustainable water projects in the impoverished communities in Liberia.
The “Never Let a Drop of Water Go to Waste” fundraising gala is scheduled to take place on December 15, 2013 at the Monrovia City Hall starting 6:00pm.
All proceeds from this event will go towards the installation of fresh water wells in Jallah Town, 12th Street, Central Matadi, Soniewein and Slipway communities in Liberia. Over 50,000 youths will be provided access to clean, healthy drinking water.
The Bill Rogers Youth Foundation was founded by native Liberian track star, Bill Rogers, as a result of his commitment to providing an avenue for the youth in his native Liberia to grow and excel. Through the Bill Rogers Youth Foundation, Rogers hopes to implement projects such as the clean water wells, youth homes, learning centers and a nutritional center.
This inspiration night will feature performances by Liberia Entertainment Kitchen, 2009 Project Fame runners-up Nicholas, Liberian-Dutch star Dahai Samuel Gbar and many more. Special celebrity guests include Emmy Award winning actress, Donzaleigh Abernathy; Hollywood actor, Dar Dixon; Discovery Channel & two time Olympian & Liberia track record holder, Dr. Grace Ann Dinkins; president and founder of The Bill Rogers Youth Foundation, Bill Rogers; philanthropist and model, Tony Abara; Bill Rogers Youth Foundation project director & humanitarian, TJ Ware; and surprise guest appearances.