In Jack’s words:
“I wanted to support Grassroot Soccer because I love soccer! I wanted an iPod touch because I always wanted an iPod SO BAD, so I could get lots of apps, and play all my favorite songs.”
In Elizabeth’s words (wonderful mom to Jack):
“I was so proud that Jack jumped right on the idea of raising money with his birthday party. He was excited to talk to his friends about giving donations and how half the money would help him get an iPod – which he had been begging us for – and the other half would go to help an organization that taught important lessons around the world through soccer. Jack has been playing soccer for practically his entire life, his dad is a coach, and this year he plays on a travel team. He was thrilled to see a charity that involved soccer on the list and I was happy to have the chance to discuss HIV/AIDS with him. I think it’s amazing how much money he raised with his birthday party. It’s also a wonderful side benefit to not have a bunch of extra toys we didn’t really need crowding the house.”
Happy 9th Birthday Jack! And thank you, Elizabeth. Many others will be following in your footsteps.