14
May

Richard Swanson remembered

On May 1st, Richard Swanson set out on a 10,000 mile journey for charity from Seattle to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.

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Image via Breakaway Brazil

Swanson’s plan was to spend a year dribbling a soccer ball all the way to Sao Paulo, where the first match of the World Cup will be held. The ball was a One World Futbol, created by the One World Futbol Project, a charity that creates indestructible balls for youth in disadvantaged communities.

But on Tuesday morning, 42-year-old Swanson was struck and killed by a car in Lincoln City.

In honor of Swanson’s inspiring goal, here is a look back at some of the images and video posted during his journey that was tragically cut short.

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Via @BreakawayBrazil

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Images via Breakaway Brazil


His last video post to YouTube:

11
Dec

"One World Futbol" co-founder, Tim Jahnigen, explains his invention: an indestructible soccer ball used to fight poverty.