DribbletheWorld’s goal of people all over the world dribbling races to rescue African orphans started with a crazy idea in Spring of 2007: dribbling the New York City Marathon! (As you can tell, we like to start small and work our way up :))
Gian Paul Gonzalez took our dreams to a whole new level when he became our second runner to dribble 26.2 miles in the 2008 NYC Marathon. Nate Logan took this incredible accomplishment to the other side of the east coast as he dribbled the Tampa Bay Marathon this past February. Now Eric Martin, all the way from Quebec City, Canada, is bringing us back to the five boroughs as he dribbles the 2009 New York City Marathon on November 1st.
THIS WILL BE OUR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR DRIBBLING THE NEW YORK CITY MARATHON!!!
Why has Eric joined our team?
I can tell you from knowing Eric Martin for years that he is a real man of God who loves people from deep within his heart. Eric’s heart was so moved by Ashley’s NYC Half Marathon effort against child sex slavery that he signed up to dribble the Quebec City half Marathon ONLY 3 WEEKS BEFORE THE RACE! (AND he finished in under 2 hours!)
Now, Eric wants to use this NYC Marathon effort to help stop the 3000 deaths that Malaria causes daily. Malaria is a preventable disease that we can absolutely stop from killing so many (we eliminated it from the US in 1951!)
Make sure you read our post on Malaria on BallforLives.com
Ready to act?? Here’s some simple things you can do right away:
1. Pray for Eric and encourage him on this journey: Believe me, it’s not always easy dribbling the NYC Marathon! Pray for him and leave an encouraging comment below this post.
2. Forward this story everywhere and let the world know about Eric’s NYC Marathon effort and Malaria No More, the organization we’re getting behind.
3. Purchase a Mosquito net to save a life from Malaria: Saving children from disease and death can be as simple as providing a net for them to sleep under. Every $10 makes, ships, and distributes a mosquito net! Donate Here, and mark your donation Eric’s NYC Marathon.
Finally, if you’re a Jersey/NYC local, join us at our
Ball for Lives Pancake Breakfast on October 31st!
Eric Martin is dribbling 26.2 miles through one of the biggest cities in the world to inspire thousands and save children from Malaria-Imagine what all of us together could accomplish!