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The Beautiful Game Offers Bonus Swag to Supporters

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The Beautiful Game Offers Bonus Swag to Supporters

Ngwena KS
Ngwena KS

It is the final 7 days of The Beautiful Game's kickstarter campaign, and the team has just rolled out a new contest for those who want to join us in bringing this inspiring film to global audiences..Check out the announcement below:

Qiana Martin has joined "The Beautiful Game" as an Official Ambassador in order to spread the word about a documentary that deserves to be made that challenges violence and corrective rape through the beautiful game of soccer. In order to help encourage donations to the campaign, The Beautiful Game team is running a contest in addition to the kickstarter.  Three people will win Qiana Martin signed, one of a kind The Beautiful Game hoody and personalized note hand written and signed by Qiana, with a fourth person winning all of the above plus 2  tickets to the premiere, events, after party, and dinner for The Beautiful game with cast, crew, and surprise guests. Ambassadors including Qiana may be at events (dependent upon their schedules).  Person must provide their own flight and lodging.

What do you have to do to be eligible? Go here and donate at least $10 to support The Beautiful Game, receive your reward on kickstarter and be in the running for the contest: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1857899692/the-beautiful-game?ref=live  Once the kickstarter goal is reached, when asked where you were referred via email, upon receiving your rewards questionnaire make sure you mention where in order to be considered for the bonus items. Help The Beautiful Game and shine a light on important issues through soccer as social justice while enjoying rewards and a chance to win our contest!

Whether you want to be my +1 for the TBG premiere or you want me to sign your hoodie + pen a motivational message to you, a youth group, soccer team or someone else you know, I encourage you to enter the contest now.  As my uncle always used to tell me, "You gotta be in it to win it!"

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The Bigger Goal of The Beautiful Game Documentary

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The Bigger Goal of The Beautiful Game Documentary

Chika KS
Chika KS

Are the difficult experiences you face worth it?  Why do you refuse to throw in the towel? These are questions that I have been asked before I ever played soccer in another country, during the time I had the honor to speak at TEDx and after I had the privilege of being featured in a number of national media outlets.

Although my challenges may be disguised slightly different than yours, I am certain we share the same motivation to outlast what confronts us.  It is our vision to see and expectation to achieve The Bigger Goal.

The Bigger Goal is that purpose which fuels us to stand firm when what we momentarily face seems to be overwhelming.  And, it is the reason that pushes us to keep taking steps even when the destination seems far.

The Beautiful Game documentary tells the stories of five female South African soccer athletes who, along with many others like them, have the courage to play what is considered in their culture “a man’s sport,” despite the threat of corrective rape, gender discrimination, gender-based violence and cultural stereotyping. Like each of us, Chika, Nowie, Amy, Shuffle and Ngwenya have powered through their own unique set of circumstances for The Bigger Goal.

Empowering other girls and women in their community, channeling the loss of a parent in a healthy way, using sport as a vehicle to educate others about HIV/AIDS and developing into a responsible person are some of the individual goals that keep them from throwing in the towel.  By bringing their story to global audiences, The Beautiful Game film has The Bigger Goal of empowering millions with the worth that their bigger goals deserve

From now until The Beautiful Game’s Kickstarter campaign deadline of November 11th, I would like you post a pic + share with me #TheBiggerGoal that keeps you pushing through difficult situations, pursuing your passion and/or supporting your favorite cause.  Your words of courage will serve as reminder to others in your social networks, friends in my social network and the City Lads players featured in the documentary to keep an eye on #TBG.

I know that thousands will be empowered by your participation.  You can reach us on Facebook (@qianaeatssoccer)/Twitter (@qianarana) and/or The Beautiful Game Facebook Page or Twitter (@TBGFilm).

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Qiana Named Ambassador of Socially Conscious Film The Beautiful Game

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Qiana Named Ambassador of Socially Conscious Film The Beautiful Game

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Eat Soccer is proud to announce a partnership between Qiana Martin and the award-winning film team of The Beautiful Game.  Qiana Martin, an international athlete, global soccer ambassador and social entrepreneur, is an advocate for harnessing the power of the world’s favorite sport to promote equality for women, youth fitness and cross cultural understanding. With a current Kickstarter campaign to complete the editing and post-production phase of the movie, The Beautiful Game is a story about the impact of soccer on women in South Africa-- who use their love for the sport to challenge gender discrimination, gender-based violence and deep-seated cultural stereotyping-- and demonstrate soccer’s ability to transcend all boundaries and reshape the perception of women throughout the world. Award-winning Director/Producer Danny Turken and Executive Producers, including the multiple Emmy award-winning and Oscar nominated filmmaker Sam Pollard and award-winning Executive Producer W. Wilder Knight, are all a part of the team behind this project.

“Through my international playing experiences, I have witnessed firsthand the challenges that many of my fellow teammates have had to face to simply participate in a sport that they love,” said Martin. “It is my hope that helping to bring The Beautiful Game to viewing audiences will not only yield a safe result for the incredible women playing for City Lads and others who dare to play soccer, but it will pave the way for equality, respect and fair treatment for other international sportswomen as well as all women across the globe.

Martin unites her support for The Beautiful Game with organizations, Fain, Grassroots Soccer, Just One, Kicking and Screening Soccer Film Festival, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, No More and Women’s Soccer United.

“As a strong, independent female athlete-- who is not only successful in sport, but also genuinely believes in furthering the development and overall improving the lives of men, women and children through sport-- I cannot tell you how excited we are to welcome [Qiana] as an Ambassador to the film,” said Danny Turken, Director/Producer of The Beautiful Game.

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