Paris 2011: Homeless World Cup
The Homeless World Cup kicked off its ninth annual tournament on Sunday, bringing together people from 48 countries who are homeless and socially marginalized, according to the tournament’s website. While participants commit the week to the sport, an exercise organizers believe can inspire players to turn their lives around, a three-day international conference to brainstorm ways to eliminate homelessness will take place on the sidelines, the Herald Sun reports.
“The Homeless World Cup exists to end homelessness,” co-founder Mel Young, a Scottish social entrepreneur, wrote on the event’s website. “It has engaged over 100,000 homeless people since it started with participants changing their lives for the better.”
More about the tournament here.
More photos on the Homeless World Cup’s Flickr.
(via The Huffington Post)