Carson Wentz Announces Fundraiser for Haiti Sports Complex
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and Bismarck, ND native Carson Wentz has started a fundraising campaign to help change the lives of thousands of kids in Haiti.
Through Wentz's AO1 Foundation at The Giving Back Fund, the fundraising campaign will help build the Mission of Hope Haiti Sports Complex, a 60-acre sports complex that will hosts leagues for 15,000 kids annually with a focus on character development, education, and discipline.
Carson Wentz will personally match every dollar donated over the next two weeks, up to $500,000.
During the announcement of the fundraising campaign, Wentz stated:
I believe the sports complex will bring joy, hope, and dignity to thousands of kids and help inspire and develop character in the next generation of leaders in Haiti...The vision behind the Mission of Hope sports complex lines up with our foundation's mission to demonstrate the love of God by providing opportunities and support for the less fortunate and those in need.
Last year, Wentz traveled to Haiti with his church and built his relationship with Mission of Hope, an organization that seeks to bring life transformation to every man, woman, and child in Haiti.
Wentz returned to Haiti in April of this year with some of his Eagles teammates, as they helped with the first phase of the construction plans.
The sports complex will come fully equipped with a stadium, a community park, basketball courts, 10 soccer fields, and a mess hall. Educational tutoring, nutritious meals, and safe places to study will be made available for the children at the complex.
The first phase of construction is expected to be completed sometime in the Fall of 2018. To learn more about the project or to donate, you can do so at this link for Wentz's AO1 Foundation.