written by chlim01, edited by George (Plastic) [ read unedited ]
posted Thu 18 Dec 8:00am
As chatsubo writes below, George Weah
is a perfect example:
Children across the world emulate his
grace on the field but it is his
presence and charity off the field that has caught the attention of the world.George Weah
was allowed to dream as a child.He
dreamt about playing in the World Cup.Now, he
is allowing an entire nation to dream of peace and prosperity, through the adventures of a little soccer team from Liberia.In a world where money talks and where top players in the world put pressure on national clubs demanding huge paychecks before they put on national colors, George Weah
would rather give millions of his
own money to help fund the Lone Stars, the Liberian National Team, on their quest for a World Cup berth.Liberia, a country that has been dealing with a violent civil war for the past decade, was threatened to be taken off the world soccer map.The reason it hasn't is George Weah
Not only has George Weah
own money buying uniforms for his
team, paying for airplane tickets and even paying coaching fees, he
has spent money in creating charity foundations that will help people in his
poverty stricken Liberia and other nations in Africa.He
has set up the George Weah foundation
in which proceeds from Lone Star exhibition games are set aside to help those affected by the Liberian Civil War.He is serving as a chairman for UNICEF as one of its special sports representatives and serves as an ambassador for the SOS Children's Village Enneralde, South Africa.
Most importantly he
has dedicated himself to a charity that deals with much more than money.
The money that George Weah
, former AC Milan striker received during his
career, was enough to finance (thanks to Mr Weah) the entire national structure of Liberian football.