Nathan Davies and his ‘Kick Across Lesotho’

nathandaviesOn February 20, 2014, Nathan Davies will attempt to become the first person in history to juggle a soccer ball across the entire country of Lesotho.

Nathan’s goal in his Kick Across Lesotho is to raise $15,000 for Kick4Life, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that uses the power of soccer to provide holistic support to vulnerable youth affected by HIV and AIDS.

About Nathan Davies:

Nathan fell in love with Soccer in his hometown in Wales, on the border of England in the UK. He played soccer constantly through his childhood and also played semi-professional soccer in the National League of Wales, he is now a passionate indoor soccer player in New Jersey.  Nathan has been coaching soccer in the United States for the past 13 years, where he runs his own company named First Kicks.

About the challenge:

Nathan’s soccer-based based endurance challenge will see him keep-up a soccer ball across Lesotho in southern Africa. Known as the “Kingdom in the Sky”, the entire challenge will take place over 1000 meters above sea level and cover 208 miles of mountainous terrain in Lesotho.

About Kick4Life:

Kick4Life uses soccer to tackle poverty and disease while promoting development in Lesotho.

Lesotho has the third highest prevalence rate of HIV (23.2%) in the world. This has resulted in a high orphan population which has left many living without support on the streets and vulnerable to poverty, crime, poor health, prostitution and a lack of education. Kick4Life’s programs aim to use soccer as a way to reach vulnerable youth.

I’ve profiled Kick4Life here on Can Soccer Save the World, but you can also learn more about this impressive soccer for social change project here:

Support Nathan:

Click on this link to visit Nathan’s CrowdRise fundraising page.

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