On a recent sunny spring morning, former MLS player Jared Montz swung through the Bay Area as part of his 45-day, 15 city tour of the United States to raise awareness for World Malaria Day. Montz wants to encourage all soccer fans to join in the fight to combat malaria by joining him on April 25 in a world-wide soccer ball juggling event to raise money to buy mosquito nets for impoverished people living in affected areas.
Along his way through the Bay, Montz stopped by Buck Shaw Stadium and got in some Soccer Walking with many of the San Jose Earthquakes. He was there to lobby them and others to participate in the OSA World Juggle-a-thon on April 25, World Malaria Day. For videos from all Montz's stops on his Soccer Walking America tour, be sure to check out youtube.
For complete details of the event, see the press release below:
SOCCER WALKING AMERICA TO RAISE MONEY FOR NOTHING BUT NETS
15 cities, 45 days to raise awareness of OSA World Juggle-a-thon
Las Vegas, NV, March 22, 2013
Jared Montz, former pro soccer player and founder of OnlineSoccerAcademy.com (OSA), is Soccer Walking America. Soccer Walking America is a 45day, 15 city video series tour to fight malaria and encourage soccer players worldwide to juggle to save lives in the OnlineSoccerAcademy.com (OSA) World Juggle-a-thon on April 25, 2013, World Malaria Day.
OnlineSoccerAcademy.com makes better players through free online training videos. Nothing But Nets is a global grassroots campaign to save lives by sending life saving bed nets to over seven million families in Africa to prevent malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa.
"Part of being a great pro is giving back to your community. Soccer Walking America is our way of leading by example to youth players around the world that even though they are not pros, they can join us and use their talents to save lives!" Jared Montz; Founder of OnlineSoccerAcademy.com
Soccer Walking is defined as juggling a soccer ball and doing freestyle tricks while exploring a new city. March 12 through April 25, 2013 Soccer Walking America will take place in the following cities; Portland, Seattle, Dallas, Houston, D.C., Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Columbus, Chicago, Kansas City, Denver, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Los Angeles. On April 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM their local time soccer players, fans and coaches around the world will juggle to get better, juggle to save lives. For every 10 dollars jugglers raise, they provide a life saving bed net for a person in Africa.
"Nothing But Nets is excited to partner with the Online Soccer Academy. They have created an innovative, easy way forsoccer players to juggle a soccer ball and fight malaria! The Soccer Walking America tour will be a lot of fun." Chris Helfrich; Director of Nothing But Nets.
Soccer Walking America is an innovative way to raise awareness of World Malaria Day, April 25, 2013. Every 45 seconds a child in Africa dies from a malaria infection, a preventable and treatable disease carried by mosquitoes. The OSA World Juggle-a-thon was created
OnlineSoccerAcademy.com to help fight malaria and support the Nothing But Nets campaign. Juggle to get better. Juggle to save lives.