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Sport for Social Change Awards

03 Jun

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On the first day of June, French Embassy housed few hundred people to benefit the use of sport as a development tool for homeless youth and young adults. Presented by Street Soccer USA and HELP USA, 2011 Sport for Social Change Awards recognized:

Troy Vincent (Leadership in Sport Award)

Will Garofalo (Youth Service Award)

Mark Ein (Philanthropy through Sport Award)

Lisa Wrightsman (Salamander Award for Women’s Impact)

Honorable Douglas Palmer, Mayor of Trenton, NJ, presented the first award for Troy Vincent.  He “broke the ice” by making sparkling jokes, how he was younger, had more hair and also was white not_so_long_time_ago. All the speakers highlighted the importance of support of people around, and they would never be able to be where they are, if not this support.

“They go through fire, they come out alive and they do regenerate” –  Sheila Johnson about Ladies Salamander. Lisa Wrightsman, the last but not least awardee, is definite representation of Lady Salamander. Being drug addict in the past, having spent time in jail, she truly revived and now is an inspiration to others. In her most heartfelt speech, she described her experience as a miracle which she could not believe at first, and now she is on her way to even higher achievements.

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Lisa Wrightsman and Sheila Johnson with "Salamander Award for Women's Impact"

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“Beauty is skin deep” comes to Embassy of France

11 Feb

Fashion Benefit for Skin Cancer Foundation. Tickets can be purchased HERE

 

Passport to Paris by KEENfest

06 Nov

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

You do not need visa to go to the Embassy and yet, as soon as you step on the grounds, you are considered to be on that country’s territory. Nobody took advantage asking for political asylum on Friday night in French Embassy. In fact, people came to share their wealth and blessings with others – kids with disabilities. Tenth Annual Dinner&Auction by KEEN happened that night on Reservoir road.

KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) provide programs helping kids with disabilities to experience joy of fun, friendship and fitness for 18 years. KEEN’s programs are open to any child, regardless of the nature or severity of his/her disability and offered to their families or caregivers at no cost.

There was dinner, silent auction, live auction, raffle tickets… All proceeds will benefit and support 19 of KEEN’s programs in DC area and across the country.

Acceptance

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