Impact Report

With your support, we've impacted over 15,000 children in need with safe drinking water.

MISSION

Our mission with the Global Jersey Exchange is to contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goal #6: Clean Water and Sanitation for all. In many rural communities in East Africa, schools rely on borehole water which is not safe to drink and causes water-borne illnesses that are a leading cause of childhood mortality globally. Through our partnership with Impact Water, we're investing in water purification technology and safe water solutions within these communities.

    FUNDRAISING TO-DATE

    Through 47 pro athlete jersey auctions in 2018 and 2019, we've raised a total of $12,068.02 to fund the installation, delivery, and maintenance of new water purification systems for twelve low income schools in Kenya in need of a safe drinking water supply. Installation photos and GPS coordinates of the schools we are supporting are listed below. Read more about the water purification technology and a list of all previous athlete jersey auctions at the bottom of this report.

    LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS 

    Underdogs United and Impact Water are committed to long-term safe water access, so we've built each school partnership to include 4 years of replacement cartridges and maintenance support. Local technicians are trained and available to repair the system, and we are collaborating with local organizations and government on the ground to ensure the system is maintained beyond four years. Watch the video below as the headteacher from Unity Primary School explains how their new water purification system is impacting the children's health and well being:

     

    BENEFICIARY SCHOOLS

    PARKLANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL - 931 STUDENTS

    A new water purification system has been installed in April 2019 with funds from the following jersey auctions:

    • Kyrie Irving, NBA, Boston Celtics

     

    DOONHOLM PRIMARY SCHOOL - 1,600 STUDENTS

    A new water purification system has been installed in February 2019 with funds from the following jersey auctions:

    • Fred VanVleet, NBA, Toronto Raptors
    • Myles Turner, NBA, Indiana Pacers
    • Aaron Holiday, NBA, Indiana Pacers

     

    UNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL - 2,500 STUDENTS

    A new water purification system has been installed in February 2019 with funds from the following jersey auctions:

    • Alysha Newman, Canada Olympic Team, Pole Vault
    • Angel McCoughtry, WNBA, Atlanta Dream
    • Mo Wilkerson, NFL, Green Bay Packers
    • Megan Nagy, Team Canada, Beach Volleyball 

      MUTHAIGA PRIMARY SCHOOL - 760 STUDENTS

      A new water purification system has been installed in April 2019 with funds from the following jersey auctions:

      • Jrue Holiday, NBA, New Orleans Pelicans
      • Justin Holiday, NBA, Chicago Bulls
      • Kyrie Irving, NBA, Boston Celtics

       

      MOI FORCES ACADEMY PRIMARY SCHOOL - 1,935 STUDENTS

      A new water purification system has been installed in February 2019 with funds from the following jersey auctions:

      • Cam Heyward, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers
      • Geno Atkins, NFL, Cincinatti Bengals
      • Sammie Coates, NFL, Houston Texans
      • AJ Cann, NFL, Jacksonville Jaguars 

      DAGORETTI PRIMARY SCHOOL - 825 STUDENTS

      A new water purification system has been installed in April 2019 with funds from the following jersey auctions:

      • Alex Morgan, USWNT, NWSL, Orlando Pride
      • Megan Rapinoe, USWNT, NWSL, Seattle Reign
      • Lauren Barnes, NWSL, Seattle Reign
      • Jasmyne Spencer, NWSL, Seattle Reign

       

      JUJA ROAD PRIMARY SCHOOL - 1,200 STUDENTS

      A new water purification system has been installed in April 2019 with funds from the following jersey auctions:

      • Cam Atkinson, NHL, Columbus Blue Jackets
      • Nick Foligno, NHL, Columbus Blue Jackets
      • Sonny Milano, NHL, Columbus Blue Jackets 

       

      NDUMA PRIMARY SCHOOL - 600 STUDENTS

      A new water purification system has been installed in February 2019 with funds from the following jersey auctions:

      • Malcolm Brogdon, NBA, Milwaukee Bucks
      • Paula Meijas, Puerto Rico Gymnastics Olympic Team 

      KIAWAROGA PRIMARY SCHOOL - 950 STUDENTS

      A new water purification system has been installed in March 2019 with funds from the following jersey auctions:

      • Stephen Curry, NBA, Golden State Warriors 

      KAHUNIRA PRIMARY SCHOOL - 916 STUDENTS

      A new water purification system has been installed in March 2019 with funds from the following jersey auctions:

      • Stephen Curry, NBA, Golden State Warriors 
      • Bradley Chubb, NFL, Denver Broncos
      • Jake Guentzel, NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins
      • Sarah Blomgren, Finland Pro Volleyball

       

      THOGOTO PRIMARY SCHOOL - 801 STUDENTS

      A new water purification system has been installed in April 2019 with funds from the following jersey auctions:

      • Arielle Gold, USA Olympic bronze medalist snowboarder
      • Eryk Anders, UFC, Former Alabama Football national champion
      • Steven Brault, MLB, Pittsburgh Pirates
      • Bradley Roby, NFL, Houston Texans

      KUMPA HOLY MOTHERS PRIMARY SCHOOL - 498 STUDENTS

      A new water purification system has been installed in March 2019 with funds from the following jersey auctions:

      • Rafinha, FC-Bayern Munich, Bundesliga 
      • Gina Lewandowski, FC-Bayern Munich, Frauen Bundesliga 

      We're in the process of installing new water systems for more schools. Check back for updates soon.

      ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY

      We use Aquatabs Flo point-of-use treatment technology to purify contaminated water. The Aquatabs Flo water purification systems are manufactured in Ireland by Menentech, the world's #1 water purification tablet and used in over 60 countries since 1984. 

      The systems are activated by the flow of water, requiring no power. Each system treats up to 180,000 liters of water and is automatically regulated to maintain a 0.5 parts per million (PPM) chlorine level. The systems control biofilm buildup automatically and include a stop value to make sure that the tank will not output water if the PPM reads too low or too high. This level ensures that bacteria and viruses are killed, but the chlorine level is well within the range for safe drinking water.

      GLOBAL JERSEY EXCHANGE AUCTION HISTORY​

       Player Auction League Team End Date Total
      Fred VanVleet NBA Toronto Raptors 12/13/18 $240
      Angel McCoughtry WNBA Atlanta Dream 12/13/18 $150
      Alysha Newman Olympics Canada 12/17/18 $430
      Mo Wilkerson NFL Green Bay Packers 12/19/18 $100.02
      Cam Heyward NFL Pittsburgh Steelers 12/23/18 $270
      Sammie Coates NFL Houston Texans 12/30/18 $60
      Sarah Blomgren Olympics Finland 1/15/19 $100
      Geno Atkins NFL Cincinatti Bengals 1/17/19 $560
      Jake Guentzel NHL Pittsburgh Penguins 1/23/19 $310
      Myles Turner NBA Indiana Pacers 1/24/19 $280
      Malcolm Brogdon NBA Milwaukee Bucks 1/28/19 $800
      Megan Nagy Olympics Canada 1/30/19 $80
      Paula Mejias
      Olympics
      Puerto Rico 2/4/19 $25
      AJ Cann NFL Jacksonville Jaguars 2/7/19 $165
      Stephen Curry NBA Golden State Warriors 2/18/19 $888
      Rafinha Bundesliga FC-Bayern 2/21/19 $500
      Gina Lewandowski
      Frauen- Bundesliga
      FC-Bayern
      2/21/19
      $280
      Bradley Chubb NFL Denver Broncos 2/22/19 $295
      Aaron Holiday NBA Indiana Pacers 2/25/19 $220
      Cam Atkinson NHL Columbus Blue Jackets 2/28/19 $300
      Eryk Anders MMA
      Middleweight UFC
      3/3/19
      $380
      Sonny Milano
      NHL
      Columbus Blue Jackets
      3/4/19
      $300
      Lauren Barnes
      NWSL
      Seattle Reign
      3/12/19 $230
      Nick Foligno
      NHL
      Columbus Blue Jackets
      3/13/19 $220
      Arielle Gold
      Olympics
      USA Snowboarding 3/14/19 $200
      Mychal Kendricks NFL Seattle Seahawks 3/24/19 $280
      Jrue Holiday NBA
      New Orleans Pelicans
      3/25/19 $500
      Kyrie Irving 
      NBA Boston Celtics 3/26/19 $1,300
      Steven Brault MLB Pittsburgh Pirates 3/27/19 $195
      Jasmyne Spencer NWSL Seattle Reign 4/1/19 $120
      Justin Holiday NBA Chicago Bulls 4/2/19 $100
      Bradley Roby  NFL Denver Broncos 4/4/19 $30
      Bradley Roby 2
      NFL Denver Broncos 4/5/19 $30
      Megan Rapinoe NWSL US Women's National Soccer Team 4/11/19 $250
      Dee Gordon MLB Seattle Mariners 4/21/19 $150
      Nelson Cruz MLB Minnesota Twins 4/21/19 $100
      Thomas Greiss NHL NY Islanders 5/2/19 $260
      Edwin Diaz MLB New York Mets 5/9/19 $50
      Logan Couture
      NHL
      San Jose Sharks
      5/17/19
      $200
      James Paxton  MLB New York Yankees 5/19/19 $65
      Owain Fôn Williams International Soccer Wales National Team 5/27/19 $90
      Alex Morgan NWSL
      US Women's National Soccer Team
      5/28/19 $300
      Candace Parker WNBA LA Sparks 6/4/19 $50
      Trevor Williams MLB Pittsburgh Pirates 6/13/19 $140
      Al Horford NBA Boston Celtics 6/20/19 $90
      Xander Bogaerts MLB Boston Red Sox 6/24/19 $190
      Andrew Benintendi
      MLB
      Boston Red Sox
      6/24/19
      $195
      David Ortiz

       


       

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