Using Sport For Social Change

Oct 19, 2012

2012 Just Play a HUGE Success

Using Sport For Social Change, donated approximately 100 pair of new Nike Cross Country shoes to Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Cross Country Team, in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. It is the hope that this donation of approximately 100 new pair of Nike Cross Country shoes will uplift the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Cross Country Team and give them a major competitive edge over their opponents this season and beyond. Right now the Cross Country Team consists of 20 teammates, both male and female, and are from both St. Thomas and St. John. Each teammate will be given a new pair of shoes for the season, leaving the other shoes for future athletes of the same team. The 2012 Just Play event served over 100 kids and pictures are posted on the Facebook page...


USFSC's primary purpose is to support local sporting programs that are already in place, with fundraising, community education and sporting equipment donated through Nike. Furthermore, USFSC is trying to resurrect some failed sporting programs and provide play days where kids from all classes and cultures can come together for and participate in sports-based games and skill challenges. The motto of "Using Sport For Social Change" is to "Focus Virgin Island youth through sports and fitness, giving them the confidence they need to set personal goals, achieve their aspirations and create opportunity for themselves, their family and their community."

More information can be found at, or by contacting the St. John Community Foundation.

About Eudora Kean High School Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, a co-educational public high school. Located on the eastern end of St. Thomas, serves 9th-12th grade students from both St. Thomas and St. John. In collaboration with parents and community members, Ivanna Eudora Kean High School will provide a quality education in a safe and secure environment for all students emphasizing varied curricula choices, sound teaching methodologies and appropriate facilities in order to prepare our students to be marketable globally, to enter school of higher education, and to become life-long learners.

"Using Sport For Social Change" and "Global Backpack Project" donated backpacks filled with school supplies to all Guy Benjamin students.  It is the hopes of these two initiatives that this will make it easier for children of Guy Benjamin School to focus on their education without worry of not having the most basic of school supplies, and to give each student a means by which to keep all their homework together and carry their homework and books to and from school.

About Global Backpack Project Global Backpack Project is a community-based nonprofit organization that collects and delivers backpacks and school supplies to children in need in the Pacific NW and around the globe. Our Vision We envision a world which supports education for all girls and boys so they may reach their unlimited potential in school and life. Our Mission Global Backpack Project exists to encourage a desire for learning by helping children feel prepared for school. With the help of our local community and partner organizations, we seek to make a difference in the lives of children just as they seek to make a difference for themselves and their community.


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St. John Community Foundation

St. John, USVI, usa, United States

Project Leader

Celia Kalousek

Executive Director
St. John, VI Virgin Islands

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