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Real Salt Lake Teams Up with Nothing But Nets to Fight Malaria
Date:6/3/2010

2009 MLS Cup Champions Real Salt Lake Host Malaria Awareness Soccer Clinic this Thursday for Local Youth as part of White House Community Service Event.

Washington, DC (Vocus) June 3, 2010 -- Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Real Salt Lake and the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign are teaming up to raise awareness about malaria. As the winner of last year’s MLS Cup, the club will meet with President Obama on Friday, June 4. The club will host a workshop to engage D.C.-area children in the global fight against malaria—a preventable and treatable disease that continues to kill nearly 1 million people each year.

“Winning the MLS Cup was an incredible victory; we look forward to saying the same about malaria in 5 years,” said Real Salt Lake defender Robbie Russell. “To know that a child dies every 30 seconds from a preventable disease is hard to understand, but it’s easy to help. We’re excited to be part of building the movement to end malaria.”

MLS W.O.R.K.S., Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, has been connecting its teams, players, and fans to send nets and save lives through Nothing But Nets since 2007. Since 2006, hundreds of thousands of supporters have helped Nothing But Nets raise more than $30 million to send more than 3 million life-saving bed nets to Africa.

As part of a country-wide bus tour to spread the buzz about saving lives by ending malaria, the Nothing But Nets’ “Buzz Tour” is working with MLS teams across the country to host in-stadium events to raise awareness about malaria in the lead up to the 2010 World Cup, which will be played in Africa for the first time—where 90 percent of malaria deaths occur.

Long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets are one of the easiest and most cost-effective methods of preventing the spread of the disease. The nets create a protective barrier against mosquitoes at night, when the vast majority of malaria transmissions occur. One bed net can protect a family of four, and lasts three to five years. A net costs just $10 to purchase, deliver, and educate the recipient on its proper use.

About Nothing But Nets
Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Founding campaign partners include the National Basketball Association’s NBA Cares, The people of The United Methodist Church, and Sports Illustrated. It only costs $10 to provide an insecticide-treated bed net that can prevent this deadly disease. Visit www.NothingButNets.net to send a net and save a life.

About MLS W.O.R.K.S.
MLS W.O.R.K.S. is Major League Soccer's community outreach initiative dedicated to addressing important social issues affecting young people and serves as a platform for League and club philanthropic programs. MLS W.O.R.K.S. seeks to establish Major League Soccer as a leader for improving the lives of people through sport. For more information visit the website at www.MLSsoccer.com/works

Media Contact:
Negin Janati, United Nations Foundation, (202) 378-7858; njanati (at) unfoundation (dot) org
Sean Dennison, Major League Soccer, (917) 658-4159; sean.dennison (at) mlsnet (dot) com

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Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/malaria/africa/prweb4086784.htm.


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