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NYC Gala to help change lives through soccer

NYC Gala to help change lives through soccer

Influencers from fashion, finance and entertainment will join well-known sports stars at the 2017 Kick4Life Gala in New York City for an evening of entertainment and raising funds for our life-changing work through soccer in Lesotho.

The Gala will take place on Thursday November 2 at the exquisite Midtown Loft & Terrace in Manhattan. It will be hosted by Mike Geddes – formerly of BBC Sport, with star guest 2008 Olympic All-Around Individual Gymnastic Gold medallist Nastia Liukin in attendance. It is the third such event that K4L has hosted in New York.

The evening will include a terrace drinks reception, an exquisite three-course dinner provided by Ayza Wine & Chocolate Restaurant, and live and silent auctions with stunning prizes including exclusive tickets to global sporting and theatre events, and signed sporting memorabilia including gloves signed by former World Heavyweight Champion, Evander Holyfield. Guests will be entertained with live music from South African pop singer Binx Buys and British artist Coyle Girelli, with graduates from Kick4Life taking to the stage to tell their incredible stories.

The event is sponsored by Touchstone Advisory, Hotel on Rivington, Boschendal, and AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar 

Kick4Life Co-founder, Pete Fleming, said: "We are thrilled to be hosting such an auspicious event in New York City, raising funds for our life-changing work with disadvantaged youth in Africa through the power of soccer. The proceeds from the night will enable us to provide an excellent education for these young people through the Kick4Life Academy, supporting them to obtain scholarships at Schools and Colleges in the USA, and to become future leads of sustainable development and social change in their country.”

Lesotho has the world’s second highest prevalence of HIV (23.2%) and more than 160,000 children have been orphaned. Since Kick4Life launched in 2005, over 100,000 young people have taken part in health education and life skills programming with over 1,000 engaged in wider support. Based at the Lesotho Football for Hope Centre – a hub of social and economic development in Maseru, Lesotho’s capital – Kick4Life is committed to empowering young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to build a better future for themselves and for their country.

In addition to the core programming Kick4Life has successfully launched a number of social enterprises in Lesotho that generate income for the charity’s work as well as providing structured training and employment for young people. This includes No.7 Restaurant and K4L Hotel & conference Centre.

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