Chris Uggen's Blog: homeless world cup

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

homeless world cup

scotland took home the 2007 homeless world cup this summer. have you heard about this?

the league was founded in 2001 as a way to use sport to unite homeless people around the world. though i cannot vouch for their study's methodology, the organization reports to have made a path-changing difference in the lives of most participants.

cool idea. and, at a time when the united states seems to be stumbling on the world stage, i'm especially proud that these americans took home the fair play award in 2005. good on ya, yanks!

4 Comments:

At 6:39 PM, Blogger John Manzo said...

See if you can find this Chris- it's screening at our intl film fest in a couple of weeks (Calgary IFF) and is abot some homeless fellas here and their quest for the cup:

http://www.downtowndawgs.ca/

 
At 11:31 PM, Blogger christopher uggen said...

hey john, the trailer looks fantastic -- they must have gotten in close.

 
At 5:18 PM, Blogger John Manzo said...

Yep, filmed the 43 sleeping pills and everything.

Now that I watch the trailer again I'm seeing a remake of Muderball... sorta.

 
At 5:19 PM, Blogger John Manzo said...

Murderball, I meant to write.

 

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