We are spreading Nick's love of soccer and his dedication to the children of Iraq by sending soccer balls to the soldiers in the field so that they can distribute them personally and directly to the children of Iraq. We are all fulfilling Nick’s dream by collecting and distributing these balls.


While home on leave from Iraq in July 2006, Private Nicholas Madaras rounded up as many soccer balls as possible to bring back to the children near his post. Being a passionate soccer player, he wanted to give the balls to the children as a gesture of good will. Unfortunately, Nick was killed by an IED on September 3, 2006 and was never able to distribute the balls himself. Instead we have taken up a crusade on his behalf to fulfill his dream…           (continue reading)

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A Soldier’s Legacy (ESPN - VIDEO)

This feature was first shown on ESPN’s SportsCenter, January 20th, 2008 and repeated every hour on Monday January 21st, 2008 from 6AM until 1PM.  The video has been shown again each Memorial Day weekend since 2008.  ESPN noted that it was the highest rated ‘Outside the Lines’ segment ever recorded.   This video was also the winner of a Finalist Certificate in the Human Interest cateory of the New York  International Television Programming & Promotion Awards as well as a winner of the 2009 Edward R. Murrow Award for Sports Reporting.      (view larger version)

About Nick Madaras

When he was home on leave in July 2006, he rounded up as many balls as he could to bring back to the children of Iraq. Nick figured if a war that had raged on for more than thirty years in the Ivory Coast could be stopped because of soccer, why couldn’t one be ended in Iraq?  (continue reading)

Female Soldiers:Forgotten Heroes

"Female Soldiers, Forgotten Heroes" 
is a project to help provide transitional housing for female veterans.  Click the link above or to the left to learn more about this program.


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