On September 21, 2019 dozens of young athletes, 10U-17U boys and girls, will be participating in a basketball tournament to raise funds for orphans, at-risk youth, and children with cancer.
The Global Edge is excited to help support this program and are passionate about the Play with Purpose mission. Social responsibility is one of Global Edge’s five core values and it is at the heart of several programs we support throughout the year. We could not be more pleased to partner with a program whose values are aligned with our vision as a company and support causes that are near and dear to many employees at The Global Edge.
Play with Purpose Sports has a two-fold objective: to encourage young athletes to develop selfless attitudes while they follow their passions, and to use their athletic talents to raise money for orphans and at-risk children locally and worldwide.
This program is designed so that athletes secure sponsors who commit to a dollar amount per stat that the athletes achieve in upcoming games, tournaments or competitions. The stats are tracked through a phone app, “Play with Purpose Basketball”, that was developed and launched to support this initiative. The athletes notify their sponsors on how much to donate via the Play with Purpose Basketball app. Options to pay a flat dollar amount and not per stat are also available. You can also pay your pledge directly online.
Global Edge has been supporting Play with Purpose Sports since the launch of the program. Our CEO, Kathy Eberwein, helped create the concept for this program with the main director, Karen Boyd, after they traveled together with their two sons in Zambia, a country that has one of the highest orphan rates in the world. The two boys, ages 10 and 9 at the time, became aware of the adversities these children were facing and decided to use their passions for sports for the better good. These boys continue to participate with Play With Purpose and will be competing in the in the upcoming tournament.
The Global Edge team is particularly excited about the Super 32 Charity Classic they are putting on this year to help raise funds for children in need. Please join us as we support Play with Purpose Sports.
To learn more about Play with Purpose Sports and support their mission of raising funds for orphans, at-risk youth, and children with cancer, please visit their website.