MLS star Kei Kamara's quest to give kids in Sierra Leone a safe place to learn

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by New Day Producers

KING5.com

Posted on June 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 20 at 12:31 PM

The Seattle Sounders face off against the Sporting Kansas City Wizards tonight-- and the competition will be fierce. But Wizards forward Kei Kamara has another reason to be in Seattle - this one has to do with his love for the country where he was born.

Kamara recently helped Sierra Leone's national soccer team advance to the next round of a prestigious tournament and is the focus of a touching documentary about his return to his homeland, years after violence and war turned him into a teenaged refugee. Now, he's using that documentary to partner with Seattle-based nonprofit Schools for Salone, to help children in Sierra Leone receive an education in a safe environment.

For more information about the documentary KEI, please click here.

To learn more about the work being done by Schools for Salone, please click here.


Kei's team, Sporting Kansas City Wizards take on the Sounders tonight at 7 pm, at CenturyLink Field. Click here for more information about the Sounders, and here for more information about the Wizards.

 

 


   

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