Donate Now! Our Goal: $13,000. (Please select “2014 Gaza Ramadan Football Tournament”.)
7th Annual Rachel Corrie Ramadan Football Tournament
Ramadan Kareem, Eid Mubarak!
The Ramadan tournament was delayed by war, but is moving forward again. As our long-time supporters know, friends of Rachel in Rafah, Gaza have held the tournament these past six years. The goal of this month-long, amateur event is to provide a safe place for people to have fun. It is an act of resistance to occupation and siege; a grass-roots event that builds community and honors Rachel.
This year the tournament has two great elements:
Al Basma Club for the Disabled in association with the Palestine Paralympic Committee
The Rachel Corrie Football / Table Tennis Tournament for Athletes with Disabilities
December 1 — 3, International Day of Disabled Persons
Featuring 185 men and women participants, from 10 clubs. Read More!
The Rachel Corrie Ramadan Football Tournament for Young Men.
September 14 — 25 (Now Completed)
Featuring 352 men in 32 teams from all over Gaza. Read More!
The tournament also remembers those lost in the recent Israeli attack, and exemplifies the endurance of the Palestinian people in the face of the ongoing Israeli occupation and siege. The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice is extremely pleased to be supporting these combined events under one tournament banner. Learn more about the tournament using the above links.
Your support is vital
The Rachel Corrie Foundation feels that projects of this nature are vital to the health of Gazan communities under extreme duress, with a value to the exaggerated. If you agree, please help us reach our goal of $13,000 and support this great community Ramadan event by visiting our Donation Page today. (Make sure to select “Ramadan Football Tournament” for your donation.)
Make checks out to “Rachel Corrie Foundation” with the notation “2014 Ramadan Football Tournament” and send to:
The Rachel Corrie Foundation
for Peace & Justice
203 East Fourth Ave., Suite 402
Olympia, WA 98501
Thank you for your kind consideration and support.
John Harvey & Andrew Ford Lyons
Tournament Coordination, US/UK
Adnan Abu Al Sa’ud & Khaled Nasrallah
Tournament Organizers, Rafah, Gaza
Among the over 2,000 killed in the Israeli bombardment of Gaza was Tamer Adel Al Aydy, a member of the logistics crew of the Rachel Corrie Tournament. In the spirit of the tournament, Tamer’s duties will be taken up by his brother, Tareq Adel Ibraim Al Aydy. Tamer was well liked amongst the organizers and known as a great sports enthusiast. His presence and energy will be very much missed.