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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&rdquo
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