January 20th, 2010. Coaches across Continents is delighted to have been selected as a Signature Partner for The Kickabout which starts its journey today and will stop at more than 7 of our partner communities on the way to Cape Town.
The Kickabout: Africa 2010 mission is to travel overland, from Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town, South Africa – boots on and footballs in hand – and to do what we can to help those that selflessly serve others to build a better today and a better tomorrow.
The Kickabout team brings a variety of experiences and expertise to our little expedition. A doctor and coach, a highly decorated professional player, a shutterbug with a passion for football, a storyteller and media maven; they are a walking and wandering example of how football speaks to us all. We are proud to be a part of this wonderful mission, and we will do all that we can and all that we must to see that Kickabout: Africa 2010 is a huge success.
Soccer isn’t just a game, but a lifelong fervor for many. Finding the sport to be a powerful force in shaping her as a person, Lorrie Fair recognizes soccer as a unifying language that defies barriers, be it language, cultural, economic, or gender. Thus, she founded Kickabout. Fair is a former member of the US National Team and has played in the Olympics and the FIFA Women’s World Cup. She has traveled all over the world as an athlete ambassador for the US Department of State and the international NGO, Right To Play. As a former international player, Lorrie’s passion has been in the Sport for Development world for over a decade. Originally from Northern California, she is a crossword enthusiast who loves people watching, food, and Yoda.
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