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Grassroot Soccer Named Beyond Sport Finalist

April 29, 2009

Grassroot Soccer was recently selected by a prestigious panel of judges one of 3 finalists in consideration for the Beyond Sport Best Project For… Read More

Grassroot Hoyas: Varsity Athletes Bring GRS to Inner-City DC Youth

April 7, 2009

Article by Frank Papalia, TheHoya.com An inspiring story of how a past GRS intern in South Africa has united varsity athletes at Georgetown… Read More

11 for Health Pilot Launched

March 5, 2009

Source: www.fifa.com It is a scorching summer’s day and FIFA Chief Medical Officer, Professor Jiri Dvorak, is lying on a field doing… Read More

Skillz Magazine Published Nation-Wide in South Africa

February 2, 2009

The first edition of Skillz Magazine was published nation-wide in South Africa on February 1st via the Sunday Times Newspaper. A production of Football… Read More

GRS Named New PEPFAR Partner

January 14, 2009

On December 1st, the US Government announced 19 New Partnerships against HIV/AIDS, including a massive scaleup of the Football For an HIV Free Generation Initiative in South Africa. Support from the New Partners Initiative (NPI) will enable GRS and its South African partners to expand programming to 250 schools across South Africa, educate over 230,000 youth, and reach over 3 million people with soccer-themed multimedia promoting HIV prevention. Read More

Kaizer Chiefs’ captain Jimmy Tau joins the fight against AIDS

December 3, 2008

Source: Soccer Laduma A number of South African sports stars, including Kaizer Chiefs captain Jimmy Tau, attended events in Port Elizabeth and… Read More

2010 World Cup Provides Platform for Major HIV Prevention Initiative

December 1, 2008

Today, World AIDS Day 2008, marks the official launch of the Football for an HIV-free Generation (F4) Initiative. Driven by an alliance between… Read More

HIV Testing Gets a Kick Out of Soccer

November 27, 2008

Source: Sisanda Mabona, The Herald, South Africa In a bid to encourage young people to know their HIV status, the second annual Kick… Read More

GRS and FHI Takes the Field in Tanzania

November 24, 2008

Source: Family Health International Family Health International (FHI) is teaming up with Grassroot Soccer (GRS), a US-based nonprofit organization that uses the popularity… Read More

Kicking AIDS to the Sidelines

November 18, 2008

Source: Article by Carrie Simmons A 2008 Truman Scholar and Director of Grassroot Soccer’s Lose The Shoes Campaign, Brooke Rosenbauer is combining her passions… Read More