Eurosport and US Soccer Community for Haiti

The staff at Eurosport built a website at the behest of the US Soccer community to aid the victims of the Haitian earthquake. I thought you might be interested if you were looking for a way to help.

I have never asked you for anything, and I am hesitant to abuse our friendship by doing that now. I have been using email longer than most of you have had electricity, and yet I have never, not even once, sent an email like this. But desperate times call for desperate measures, so please forgive me for sending this.

The pastimes of most Caribbean nations is baseball. But not in Haiti.  They love soccer, the Beautiful Game, and as you may know I make my living in soccer running a web site called Soccer.com. I am graced with more than 3 million people who visit the site every month looking for $200 cleats for their 14 year olds. Now, this is a fine thing, and I am grateful as their passion for the sport allows my family to thrive in life and on the lovely soccer fields of Mebane. But it is with a heavy irony that I watch aerial web photos of Haitian soccer fields occupied not with strikers and disc cones and parent tunnels, but crowded with the shelters and tents and despair of 3 million people trying merely to survive.

Today, my staff and I at Eurosport built a website at the behest of the US Soccer community to aid the victims of the Haitian earthquake. I thought you might be interested if you were looking for a way to help.

Everyone has to do what they feel is best, so feel no obligation at all. There are other great ways to help via Red Cross and Yele Haiti. But, if you happen to need a new soccer t-shirt (and some of you do, I'm just sayin'), check out our little site and get the word out:

http://www.haitiunited.org
 

L'Union Fait La Force-
John Crabill
Online Properties Creative Director
Eurosport, the Fabled Soccer Traders