You’re looking at the first Darfur United squad. These aspiring footballers had the incredible opportunity to represent Darfur in the 2012 Viva World Cup in Iraqi Kurdistan. You can read more about the experience on our blog, including Mubarak Haggar’s historic goal, and view the upcoming film’s trailer.
These players have returned to their homes in the refugee camps in Easter Chad, close to the Darfur border. While continuing to prepare for future matches, many will be part of creating the Darfur United Soccer Academy for youth, including girls, in all twelve camps.
These individuals and organizations made the creation of Darfur United possible and funded their participation in the 2012 Viva World Cup.
DarU Club Members
Martha and Logan Crow, Robert and Susan Rudick Walker, Shaun Tucker, Nick Ewing and Family, Katy Tucker, Glenn and Kelly West, Diane Koosed, Harry Andreas, Suzanne Murray Jones, Elizabeth Weber, Toni Hippeli, Mary Anderson, Jeremiah Forest, Zahara V. de Causin, Denver Jewish Day School, Edward Iantuono, Corey and Marcie Baim, Tiffany Rodriguez, Maureen Brown, John and Kathleen Goldingay, Ruth Yunker, Lisa Cheney, Debra Poneman, Shelley Bechtold, Alexander Manners, Gregory and Michael Ann Otto, Barbara Ann Layton, Michelle and Alan Franz, Catherine Coronoa, Linda Alvarez, Donald Collier, Scott Griffin, Julee McCarthy, Kalli Knight, Heather Mendoza, Kristy and Rodney Morris, Kari and Grayson Doody, Matthaeus Szumanski, Lisa Weaver, My Escuelita: Spanish for Kids, Luca Tomaro, Marja Way, Tom Bohinger, Susan Price, Andy Sehic, Davis Warren, Stephanie Maruyama, San Pedro High School Genocide Awareness Club, Shaun Tucker, David Veerman, Crystal Kakebeen, Splendido All-Stars, Farm Stand, Rock and Brew, Johnny Brooklyn’s Pizza, Shaun Tucker, Rebecca Devereaux, Fikri Alkhatib, Cesar Conto, A. Andy Sehic, Doreen Romney, Teresa Stauring, Joan Suzio, Marcia Prasch, Lisa Goldner, David Rosenberg, Dan and Kendal McDonald, Mark Rothe, Jeri Boshnick, Dylan Bartlett, Alex Rieg, Leo Perez, Martha Sumrall Boshick, Harriet Steinberg, Christine and Michael Maloney, Curtis Zook, John and Cynthia Bartlett, Mike and Lori-Ann Harbridge, Lisa and Gunter Rieg, Brent Bowen, Pam Bruns, Kathleen Scott, Brian Cleveland, Anush Avejic, Amelia Winslow, Susan Cottle, Leslie Hannigan, Richard Winslow, Christopher Henrickson, Eric Angel, Mark and Cory Sprague, Judith Baker, Barbara Scott, Senator John Kerry and Mrs. Teresa Heinz, Brentwood School Community
Xara Sportswear, EVO Soccer, Susan and Teddy Sampson, Wilde Lake Middle School Community, RAD (Raising Awareness for Darfur) of ‘Iolani School, M.L.S. Works, Richard and Lana Rizika, Shauna and Dan Valenzuela, Reginald Knight, Stacey Martino, Patron Tequila, Brian Cleveland and Community, Susan Sampson
Abdulbassit supported by Kathleen and John Goldingay and Community, Mubarak Haggar supported by Brian Cleveland and Community
Honorary Assistant Coach
Genocide No More – Save Darfur, Pam Omidyar
Honorary Team Captain
Vacations for Less and Teresa Stauring, The Ross Family
Honorary Team Coach
Trisha and Dennis Fox of South Bay Sports, Tracy McGrady and adidas
Team Sponsor and Producer
Karen Martino, Aid Still Required