Sunday, January 29, 2017

Local Soccer Ball Team purchases Fair Trade Balls!

The German Soccer Academy, located in Southpark, recently purchased fair trade soccer balls from Senda Athletics. Coach Craig Hyde made the switch recently with the encouragement of one of his coaches during the school year. 

Midge Hyde explains below how the change was made.

As one of Craig's coaches (and his mother), during the school year, I made a deal to take $10 less per week to cover the slightly more expensive soccer balls to use for his after school sports and soccer programs. It took a while but Craig was able to purchase the size balls he needed that weren't available at first. He is pleased that they are sturdy and even attractive. I thought it was a good sign that when Craig first checked last year, the smaller balls weren't available and there weren't too many size 5, the larger size. It was just before or shortly after the school year began which I presume meant that they were basically sold out. I hope this trend continues.  

Yah Senda!    

Midge Hyde has been a advocate of fair trade for many years.  She is a founding member of La Mesa Fair Trade and San Diego County Fair Trade.  She has worked to educate others about the good that fair trade accomplishes for people in developing countries.

Better livelihoods - Safe working conditions
No child labor

Every Senda ball is part of bigger mission to improve lives.
By choosing this Fair Trade soccer ball, your help provide improved livelihoods for workers and better opportunities for their families. .

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