MYSA has organized a fundraising football tournament to cover founder Bob Munro's medical expenses
Mathare United Youth Association (MYSA) has announced an innovative initiative – a seven-a-side fundraising tournament to aid the medical expenses of its founder and chairman, Bob Munro.
The tournament is scheduled for 10th February at the MYSA Komarock Grounds, aiming to gather support from various teams and community members.
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In a heartfelt statement released on the organization's social media pages, MYSA calls for teams to register and participate in this charitable cause.
"We are organizing Bob's Medical Bills 7-Aside Fundraising Tournament on 10th February at our MYSA Komarock Grounds," the statement detailed.
The tournament rules stipulate that each team should comprise 5 male and 2 female players on the pitch, with a minimum of 10 players required for a team's participation.
The registration process involves a fee of Ksh 1,000, payable through a designated Safaricom Paybill Number 8055789 and account number 0100005185755.
Last year, Munro faced severe health challenges, resulting in three surgeries at the Aga Khan Hospital in October and November.
To alleviate the burden of his medical bills, which amount to Ksh3.5 million, MYSA is mobilizing its resources and network through this sports event.
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Munro's journey with MYSA began in 1987 when he established the organization as a beacon of hope in the slums of Nairobi.
Through his vision, MYSA transformed into a globally recognized entity, pioneering the sport for development and peace movement.
His efforts have not only uplifted the local community but also positioned Kenya on the global map in terms of sustainable development and sports initiatives.
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Before his extensive work in Kenya, Munro was actively involved in environmental and development policy.
He served as a United Nations rapporteur at the first UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm in 1972 and later as a senior policy adviser for the 1987 World Commission on Environment and Development.