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Diana Ross' Historic FIFA World Cup Moment

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Diana Ross' Historic FIFA World Cup Moment

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Would you be up for taking a shot on goal during a FIFA World Cup introductory ceremony? Diana Ross, the former lead woman of The Supremes, was ready to cross this feat off of America’s collective bucket list. As the main performer for the FIFA World Cup 1994 opening ceremony, the international superstar’s elaborate choreography included her scoring a crowd-pleasing goal during the performance at Chicago’s Soldier Field. The fifty-year old’s strike was indeed one for the books. Ross’ ball went wide of the net and hit the goal post, causing the entire goal to split and collapse.

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Peanuts + Soccer: Celebrating Our History

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Peanuts + Soccer: Celebrating Our History

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In every moment, we are granted with opportunities to take actions whose ripple effects will travel farther that we could even imagine.  And, I want to celebrate how the legacy of a life saving, agricultural chemist is woven into the fabric of Eat Soccer. Once I decided to take the first step towards my soccer dreams, I knew I needed a role model-but not just any role model-a person who personified so much passion that it became contagious.  You see I had these outrageous soccer dreams, and to overcome all the unforeseen obstacles that may cross my path, it required inspiration just as great. Fortunately, I quickly found my answer with the help of a quote and a peanut.

“When you dothe common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” --George Washington Carver

The first time I read George Washington Carver’s words I knew that this would be the guiding principal for my actions on and off the soccer field.  And, I began reading stories about this agricultural chemist’ fascination with the peanut.  It became clear to me that, if a passion for a nut could fuel the development of over 300 products and save the livelihood of an industry, the sky was the limit as to what I could do with a soccer ball to help people.

Eat Soccer’s method for creating products and serving others with soccer is based on George Washington Carver’s blueprint for the peanut.  It is a strategy that keeps our amazing partners and me on our toes to push the boundaries of where we can plug in the world’s favorite sport.  However, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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