World Cup Countdown …

There are 7 days to go to the start of the 2010 world cup. South Africa is the first country on the continent of Africa to host this mega sporting event. We are ready. Flags are flying and excitement is reaching fever pitch.

Keen to support the KPOA project (driven by one of its members – June Webber) PR Director Matt Mercer of Waterfront Rotary set up a computer for members to sign the ball at their breakfast meeting on Friday at the Metropolitan Golf Course, situated right next to the new Cape Town Soccer Stadium. There was a lot of fun as more than 25 members signed the ball in complete awe of the power of technology! Below: Past President Spiro Mitchell concentrates as he signs in.

Other Rotary clubs are encouraged to so the same. Alternatively take the signing out into the community by setting up computers and screens in shopping malls in a show of solidarity for this unique campaign to Kick Polio Out of Africa and the world.  

After traveling for almost four months across the continent, the football is close to reaching it final destination in Alexandria, Egypt.  The grand campaign finale will be held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, on June 12, under the auspices of First Lady Suzanne Mubarak.  African Cup of the Nation champions will kick the ball – symbolically kicking polio out the continent and into the Mediterranean Sea.  Also attending the event will be film star and polio goodwill ambassador Hany Salama, polio-infected children, government officials, and dignitaries.

The SA consulate in Chicago will feature KPOA at a public viewing event on Daley Plaza  on June 11 of a short video on the Kick Polio Out of Africa campaign.

The ball will be presented to RI President John Kenny at the Rotary International Convention in Montreal on Monday, June 21 2010, where it will receive a rousing welcome.


One Response to “World Cup Countdown …”

  1. anonym Says:

    Tsamina mina eh, eh
    Waka waka eh, eh
    Tsamina mina zangalewa
    This time for Africa

    bravo spain…
    spain will be the next champion..

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