It is fantastic to receive this type of support from the online community and from Demosphere.
Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) June 5, 2010
OA Projects, a grassroots organization that uses soccer to build stronger communities for war-affected youth, was announced today as the winner of Demosphere's Support Through Sport Contest.
The contest, held in conjunction with Demosphere's 20th Anniversary, focused on recognizing contributions made by youth sports organizations to their community.
"We were truly inspired by the entries we received," said Demosphere Marketing Director Sean Rose. "Many organizations go unnoticed for the work they do and Demosphere wanted to recognize and honor these contributions."
Dozens of submissions were received and five finalists were selected. After over 1,500 votes were cast throughout the month of May, OA Projects was voted the winner.
"It is fantastic to receive this type of support from the online community and from Demosphere," said Gavin Hollett, Executive Director of OA Projects. "We use donations to enable our local team to support the creation of more teams for a Soccer League for Peace in northern Uganda."
As winner of the Support Through Sport Contest, OA Projects will receive a $500 donation towards their ongoing projects in Uganda.
"Congratulations to OA Projects for being voted the winner - their cause is very noble," commented Demosphere Chief Operating Officer Benjamin Jones. "We look forward to tracking their future contributions to the global community for years to come."
To learn more about OA Projects and how you can donate, visit their website at http://www.oaprojects.org or follow them on Twitter @OAProjects.
About OA Projects:
OA Projects (OA), (OA = Opportunitas Aequa, Latin for “Equal Opportunity”) is a grassroots organization that uses soccer to build stronger communities for war-affected youth in northern Uganda. Their objective is to help establish a locally-driven and soccer-based framework that connects war-affected youth with local youth leaders to play soccer and to discuss peace building issues.
About Demosphere International, Inc.:
Demosphere is an Information Technology company based in Northern Virginia that has catered to the technology needs of sports organizations for 20 years. From league and state administrative tools to website development and hosting services for U.S. Soccer, United Soccer Leagues (USL), Bermuda FA, several state associations and hundreds of community organizations, Demosphere has invested heavily in the sport so that it can reach its highest levels with the logistical support of advanced technology. For more information on Demosphere, visit the company’s website at http://www.demosphere.com.