This past weekend I had the pleasure of conducting two great interviews on the air as I was doing a broadcast of Women’s Field Hockey and Men’s Soccer for Stevens’ Athletics. The first interview was of Stevens’ President Hal Raveché who routinely attends games and found a few minutes to talk to us about homecoming weekend and what he thought of the festivities that have occurred over the past few weeks in Empire 8.
The second interview which turned out to be much more intriguing as former D-III soccer player and Survivor: Africa winner, Ethan Zohn, was in attendance to promote Grassroot Soccer United (GSRU), his foundation which is a youth led movement to end HIV/AIDS in Africa. It all started when he was selected to compete in Survivor the reality television show which he ended up winning and earning $1 Million. Upon winning the large sum of money, he decided to use the funds to start this foundation.
Just a little more information on Ethan Zohn: On August 20, 2008 he began his 500-mile Dribble Campaign. Dribbling a soccer ball out of the New England Revolution game in Foxboro, Massachusetts, Ethan Zohn will continue his journey down the East Coast with a ball at his feet the entire way. His trip will take him through New York City, Philadelphia and other stops and exciting events all the way to Washington, D.C.
If anyone wants to help and donate, feel free to donate here.
Also, please to visit GRSU’s website to find out more about his cause, track his daily progress on his journey from Boston to the nation’s capital and much more.