From January 7th through the 16th, members of the Sounders organization will travel to Tanzania with the purpose to catalyze international partnership with WGHA global health organizations, solidify partnership with the Tanzanian Tourist Board and play soccer with local players and kids.
- Kasey Keller (@KaseyKeller18), former player and current broadcaster
- Marc Burch (@Marc_Burch), current defender
- Kevin Griffin (@KevinGriffin425), Director of Fan Development
- Shane Evans (@shanevans), Digital Media Manager
- David Glass (@djglass76), Production Service Manager
- Shaun Angell (@shaunangell), Account Executive, Corporate Partnership
- Kristen Eddings (@WGHA), Program Associate, Washington Global Health Alliance
January 7th: Departure and travel to Dubai International Airport
January 8th: Layover in Dubai
January 9th: Travel from Dubai to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; travel from Dar es Salaam to Arusha, Tanzania
- World Vision event at Community Knowledge Center in Near Arusha, Tanzania
- Group will learn from the children and visit the newly-built Community Knowledge Center that's equipped with computers. The school football and net ball teams will also participate in some form of scrimmage.
- PATH event at Mount Meru Hospital
- The team along with PATH representatives will we will work alongside hospital staff to screen dozens of children for TB.
January 11th: WSU's Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health Vaccination Clinic in Kamba Ya Simba, Tanzania
- Interacting with hundreds of children between the ages of 10-14, the group will help to vaccinate dogs for rabies.
January 12th and 13th: Safari at the Ngorongoro Crater in Arusha, Tanzania
- Depart Arusha for Dar es Salaam
- Africa Lyon clinic in Mbagala, Tanzania
- Players from both teams will talk to children about soccer and run them through multiple drills. Team will provide balls and other supplies to those in attendance.
January 15th: Travel from Dar es Salaam to Dubai
January 16th: Depart Dubai for Seattle; arrive in Seattle
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