Amazing news for Team Bzzzkill from Brazil! This week, American soccer player DaMarcus Beasley announced he has joined Nothing But Nets to fight malaria! Currently playing for the United States men’s national soccer team (USMNT) at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the star defender is leveraging his talent and voice to raise awareness for the United Nations Foundation campaign.
On Thursday, Beasley announced his World Cup Challenge, committing to donate 25 insecticide-treated bed nets to families in sub-Saharan Africa for every U.S. win in the World Cup. He’ll also donate 10 nets for every tie. U.S. soccer fans, like The American Outlaws, can join his challenge by hosting World Cup watch parties and matching his donations to the campaign.
Beasley and the U.S. men’s team will meet opponent Portugal tonight at 6 p.m. ET at Arena Amazônia in Manaus. The USMNT won its first World Cup game against Ghana last week in an exciting 2-1 matchup. They will also meet Germany on Thursday in its final game of the opening Group G matches.
Are you hosting a World Cup watch party? It’s easy to help Nothing But Nets send nets and save lives in the process! Learn more here.