I'llВ let the official statement below do most of the talking, but please know that I have both a boys and girls team in this Moldovan Peace Corps Basketball League. For those of you who have been waiting for a way to help me from the States (or just now realized that you have had that latent desire deep within you), now is your time.
Moldovan Basketball League Project
The basketball program in Moldova was founded two years ago by a Peace Corps volunteer whose male students were interested in basketball but who lacked the resources and skills to participate in the national league. Last year, girls across Moldova asked to participate as well so another league was added. Games were then planned so that boys' and girls' teams could support one another and travel together to play other boys' and girls' teams at the same location. Over the past two years, surrounding communities have become quite attached to the league, actively seeking permission to participate and freely donating their time and money to the cause.В
This year, the community would like to continue running both leagues with the support of a newfound partner, Federatie Baschet Moldovei. The community is requesting Partnership assistance to fund the preparation and execution of a four-week basketball season ending in a final championship tournament for Moldovan boys teamsВ and girls between 8th and 12th grades who otherwise lack the means to participate in organized basketball. These funds will be used to transport the Moldovan youth to and from the basketball games. This year 24 boys' teams and 18 girls' teams have signed up to participate.В The communities will provide the use of gymnasiums for practices and games, basketball coaches, sports equipment, snacks for the participants, and a league entry fee. Donations can be made online or over the phone.В
To donate by phone, call 1-800-424-8580 ext. 2170 Monday through Friday, 8 am-5В pm EST. The project number is 261-132.
2. click on "Donate Now" on the left side of the screen
3. under "Regions" click on "Eastern Europe and Central Asia"В
4. scroll downВ and click onВ "Moldova - Moldovan Basketball League"
Thank you for your help!