THANK YOU FROM STEVE ZAKUANI AND KINGDOM HOPE
How to Donate to Kingdom Hope in Support of Steve
SEATTLE, WA, April 26, 2011 – A letter from Steve Zakuani to the Seattle soccer community.
Dear Friends of Kingdom Hope and the Sounders FC Community:
As you all know, during our match this past Friday against the Colorado Rapids, I was unfortunately on the receiving end of a mistimed tackle and had my right tibia and fibula broken as a result. I have been recovering in Denver since Friday night and I just want to say that I am more than overwhelmed by the outpouring of well wishes and genuine encouragements I have received. After 24 hours I had received about 400 emails, a couple hundred Facebook messages, hundreds of Facebook wall posts, 62 text messages and several phone calls from all over the world. I can’t thank my family, friends and fans enough for their love towards me. I also would like to thank my club team, Seattle Sounders FC, for going above and beyond what they needed to do in order to make sure I was comfortable and well taken care of. The long road to recovery has already started and I am fully aware of the mountains ahead of me but I also know that I will go through all of the challenges ahead with a positive attitude using my faith in Jesus Christ as a solid foundation on which to overcome this setback. Again, thank you for your love, thoughts and prayers toward me.
Contact: Katie Pendleton, Development Coordinator
Kingdom Hope is a non-profit organization whose aim is to help and inspire individuals to become great achievers in all areas of life. Through camps, clinics, a scholarship fund, and soccer academies, Kingdom Hope has a passion to help aspiring soccer players achieve and realize their dreams. Through mentoring and life coaching seminars aimed at both soccer and non-soccer players, Kingdom Hope strives to help individuals maximize their potential for greatness by providing teaching on subjects concerning all areas of life.
The ultimate vision is to establish soccer academies in several locations, beginning in London, where aspiring soccer players will receive soccer training, take academic classes, and receive life coaching over a two year period whilst living on campus.
More information on donating to Kingdom hope can be found at http://kingdom-hope.org/latest-news/.
Letters, flowers and cards can be sent to:
c/o Sounders FC Community Relations
Virginia Mason Athletic Center
12 Seahawks Way
Renton, WA 98056
Again, we want to thank everyone for their support and well wishes to Steve. We are so grateful for your support in spreading the word about his organization. We will try and keep you updated as we go along.