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THE WHAT

The Charity Classic is a flag football tournament for philanthropy-minded UC Davis students.

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THE WHY

The purpose of our program is to encourage the student population of UC Davis to look beyond themselves by learning what it means to sacrifice of their own resources to benefit the global community at large. Our goal is for the student population of UCD to gain a better understanding of service, compassion, and selflessness by giving them the opportunity to give a little of themselves to meet an urgent need facing countless people around the world.

In the world in which we live today, nearly 1 billion people live without access to clean water — a terrible reality which contributes to death, disease, and poverty all over the globe. In response to this need, The 1000 Wells organization is a group that drills wells for impoverished communities in Africa, bringing hope and abundant life to people lacking this essential resource. It is this organization that we have decided to partner with this year through our philanthropy event, The 2nd Annual Charity Classic. This event consists of a flag football tournament, in which we hope to increase the awareness within the student body of great needs of people all over the world while having a great time in healthy competition and great fun. It is being put on by Alpha Gamma Omega, a Christ-Centered Fraternity, and Alpha Delta Chi, a Christian sorority. In regards to the tournament, each team will pay a registration fee of $40, all of which will go directly to the 1000 Wells Project. The tournament will take place all day on April 30th 2006, and our desire is to raise enough money to build one well. How amazing it would be, how fulfilling and enriching to be able to see, touch, and experience what can happen when a body of people decides to look beyond their own needs and begins to care for the needs of others.

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2006-04-06 01:34:43   A water shortage in Africa? What about in California? Water shortages in Africa are just as much a result of poor civil planning in Africa as ours are here. In 1 Timothy 5:8, King James Version, it says "But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel." That stadium picture doesn't look like anywhere in Davis either. —NickSchmalenberger


2006-04-08 00:12:28   Does water come out of your tap when you turn it on? Until the time that you have to walk 90 miles for water, only to let your camel drink first, I believe that we should first consider those who are truly threatened by water shortages and famines. What happens when we have a water shortage in California, the price goes up what, a dollar or two? In africa people die. Not by the tens or hundreds, but by the thousands. For one as blessed as yourself to even compare the problems is very disheartening. And it's a flag football tournament, that's a football field in the picture... —LeviRyan


2006-04-08 01:22:23   $40 or even 1000 wells isn't going to do very much good in Africa. What happens if a city grows too large and the whole water table dries up? A much better plan helping prevent that problem would be to invest that $40 in a business and grow the business until you are rich. Then donate money to universities for the establishment and improvement of civil planning departments, and not just in Africa, these problems exist in every part of the world. —NickSchmalenberger


2006-04-20 13:24:06   Check this out: [WWW]http://www.ug.edu.gh/deptdetails.php?recordID=27 , the University of Ghana has a Department of Geography Resource and Development. Here: [WWW]http://www.udsm.ac.tz/department_s/index.html , the University of Dar es Salaam has a Department of Urban and Rural Planning, a Department of Geography, a Department of Land Managment and Valuation, a Department of Environmental Engineering, and other departments that would be relevant to improvement of civil planning in Africa. Now tell me Africa doesn't know what civil planning is. —NickSchmalenberger


2006-04-20 16:38:20   The 1000 Well Project does not take Civil Planning power away from the people of Africa. It provides the capital necessary to implement the infrastructure supported by local governments. Knowing where, how, and why to build a well is very different than being financially able to build that well. The organizations funded by Blood: Water Mission act in partnership with the community. BWM does what the local people think is best, forcing some other idea on them would be wrong. Currently, local and national governments want wells. That's what BWM is going to give them. —JillWeinstein

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