My name is John Moorhead and I have been playing football for the past ten years. I got a late start in the game making the transition from soccer to football at the age of 17 in order to be the kicker at George Mason. Over the years the game of football has taught me many life lessons: dedication, accountability, and loyalty are just some that come to mind. As a school teacher and coach I hope to use what I have learned from my experience playing football to positively influence my athletes and students.
I have been selected to represent that United States at the World Games this summer in Wroclaw, Poland. The World Games are put on the by International Olympic Committee every four years opposite the Summer Olympics. The World Games are the second largest international event behind The Olympic Games. The IOC organizes these games in order to provide a stage for sports that are not part of the Olympic programme. Many sports, including baseball, rugby, karate, and rock climbing have been able to move from the World Games to the Olympic programme. It's the goal of the IFAF and the US Federation of American Football to spread the wonderful game of American Football to the world.
Just like the Olympics, many of the athletes and federations at the World Games are self funded. The US Federation of American Football is no different. The USFAF is a non profit organization that spreads the game of American Football. I am hoping to help the USFAF fundraise money to offeset the high cost it takes to house, train, feed, and travel a 45 man team, plus staff throughout Europe for a month. I also need to purchase a USFAF approved helmet, and new cleats that meet IFAF requirements.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you are reading it there is a good chance that youknow about my football journey and how much football means to me. I want to thank you for the impact you have had on my life, your friendships all mean very much to me. I know everyone's time and money is valuable. If you can donate I would be very grateful. If you cannot, please remember to support us in our quest for gold this summer in Wroclaw!
Welcome to Our Rally Campaign
In March 2017 the U.S. Federation of American Football was granted the authority to form our National Men's Football Team to complete in The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw Poland. For us, this is a huge honor and represents a tremendous challenge. Our Federation is a newly formed Nonprofit Organization and has limited funding available.
Later, in May 2017, the International Federation of American Football, which is the worldwide governing body of our sport, named the U.S. Federation of American Footbal its provisional member and U.S. Representative until September 23 when a World Congress vote is undertaken. We hope, with a great showing at The World Games, the membership will vote our Federation in as the permanent member.
Why I'm Raising Funds
The National Team's intention is to take the best and most deserving athletes to The World Games in Poland to represent the United States of America and win a gold medal. We will play the very strong German National Team on July 22 in the Olympic Stadium in Wroclaw.
The cost of getting the team, with 45 athletes, 10 coaches and support staff, is very high. The average cost for one member of the team isn nearly $3,000 including air travel, hotels, uniforms, meals and equipment. The athletes and coaches have limited resources and need your help to get our team to Poland to compete for gold.
Join My Team and Spread the Word!
Our Team knows your time and financial resources are precious. Any contribution you can make to help me, and our team, get to Poland to compete in The World Games helps us. The more people who can make $10 or $15 contributions the better our chances of getting our team to Poland. We need help with air travel, equipment, uniforms, etc.
Even if you cannot contribute your financial resources, just spreading the word will help.
Thank you very much for your suppport. We will represent the United States of America very well and work hard to make all of your proud of us.
P.S. - be sure to follow our journey on the Internatonal Olympic Channel coming to your cable provider on July 15!
Groups and individuals raising money for the same goal.
Susan and Tom McDowell