How many pairs of shoes do you own? 5? 10? 20? I have a friend named Donna who just LOVES shoes and owns over 70 pairs of shoes. Yup, Donna has too many shoes, and this truth becomes even more apparent when you stop and think that there are people on this planet who don’t have any shoes at all. She must have shoes to match every outfit. CRAZY!
This summer, during the World Cup, SoccerPro.com is funneling the excitement over the global soccer event into a charitable movement called “Shoes 4 Life”. They are raising awareness of the fact that millions of people every day, many of them children, do not have shoes. Without shoes, walking long distances to schools or jobs is nearly impossible, and bare feet are prone to injury. By donating money to Shoes 4 Life, you can help make a step in the direction of ending this easily fixable problem.
One dollar sends one pair of shoes to a barefoot child or adult, and can deliver much more: hope.
SoccerPro is thanking everybody who helps in the movement by giving away some of their inventory. Some lucky winners will receive $800 worth of soccer shoes.
Take a look at Shoes 4 Life – it’s a positive way to celebrate how the World Cup is bringing the world together.
And no, I’m not talking about New Years Resolutions, I’m talking about needing new soccer shoes for the kids. I feel like we go through these like crazy! It feels like once a month or so we’re buying some kind of gear for soccer. This time, it was the boys who needed them – and desperately.
Of course I went back to my trusted website SoccerPro.com and ordered them from there. And of course Tristan’s had to be flashy and “cool looking” (as he stated). Growing up I always used Nike soccer shoes so once he heard that he decided he had to have a pair of Nikes too. And of course SoccerPro had just what he wanted – he ended up picking out the Nike Tiempo Mystic III in white and red and he’s gotten so many compliments on them – and not just from kids out on the fields but from parents too. His smile was huge when our DOC of the club told him they were awesome. You can see how cool they look in the picture below:
Then there’s Kieran. Sometimes we’re able to use Tristan’s old soccer cleats and hand them down to Kieran. But not lately since Tristan’s seem to be getting alot of wear and tear on them (especially on the days of the games when Tristan’s defense for his team doesn’t “show up” – if you get my drift. And when you’re a soccer goalie with no defense – it’s a rough game!) Kieran decided to go with the Adidas brand – he tends to have a wider foot then Tristan so we’ve noticed in the past how Adidas fits better on him. He chose the Adidas Goletto TRX – nothing fancy like Tristan’s but still cool looking if you ask me.
Caelie doesn’t need a new pair just yet, but I’m sure she will before the end of the season in May. At least I know who to go to for youth soccer shoes or goalie gloves or anything soccer related. SoccerPro makes it so easy!
Not sure how many of you out there have heard about the Homeless World Cup but it is an international soccer tournament to help everyone have a home. The first one took place in Graz 2003 and had 18 national teams involved. In 2008 it was in Melbourne and had 56 nations involved. It also included the first Women’s Cup. This year they were in Milan September 6-13 and the Ukraine was crowned the 2009 Homeless World Cup Champions.
A favorite soccer site of mine, Soccer Pro, has been working with the Homeless World Cup to help promote the games. They teamed up with Calle to make some great tshirts just for the Homeless World Cup. Any revenue from the purchases of these tshirts will be donated to the Homeless World Cup. But be quick to buy them because the offer ends Sept. 30th.
A little while ago, my oldest two were in serious need of some new soccer gear such as new soccer shoes and new goalkeeper gear (such as gloves). My husband insists that Caelie be her teams 3rd string goal keeper so I needed to get her gloves as well as Tristan. I’m not too pleased with her being goalie – she’s far too good on the field. But since she’s only 8 and in the Academy, they tend to play everyone all over the place to see who fits in what position. One goal keeper (Tristan) in the family is enough for me, so hopefully as the season progresses both Sean and our DOC will see Caelie’s position is out on the field.
Anyway, because we needed new soccer gear, I decided to get them what they needed from SoccerPro.com. And I’m so glad I did. For the soccer cleats, I decided to stick with the brand Tristan already had and just get him two new pairs; one in a size 5 1/2 and one in a size 6. This way he’s set now for a while. So I got him the Adidas Absolado PS TRX FG J and he loves them. His old pair was black, white and red (the colors of the club) but this time we got them in black with white. What he loves about these cleats is that they have an elastic tongue strap to keep the tongue tight. Caelie didn’t need cleats just yet so I’m holding off for her right now. But, since they both needed goalie gloves I got them each a pair of Puma Esito XL Latex Keeper Glove (which is again the normal brand Tristan uses and loves).
The day this all came in the mail from SoccerPro.com you would have thought it was Christmas or their birthdays. They were so excited to get it.
Soccerpro.com has an awesome giveaway going on this week! Everyday this week they are giving away a free replica soccer jersey! To enter to win, all you have to do is submit trivia about your favorite soccer team! It’s as easy as that!
Also, you all know how much of a HUGE soccer family we are!!! The blog owner that sends the most people to this site will win a $200 gift certificate to SoccerPro.com! Do you know what that would mean for my kids???? New soccer cleats, new goalie gloves, a new goalie jersey for my two older kids and more!!!! To help me win all you have to do is press the “Digg” button that’s in this post!!! So doing this could be a win win situation for all involved! You could win a replica soccer jersey and I could win a GC!!!
For those that aren’t familiar with Digg read this: Click where it says “Digg” under the number. It will take you to another site. Then click on digg under the number again. A new screen will come up asking you to log in if you have an account or create an account. In order for your “digg” to count you have to have an account. It takes like 2 minutes to sign up and you never get any emails ever except for the one to verify your email address. Then make sure you click digg again, otherwise it will say “dugg” if you’re click has already been counted and the number should go up.