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[PITTSBURGH MAGAZINE] UNDERDOGS UNITED: TRADING JERSEYS FOR WATER

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[NBC SPORTS] KYRIE IRVING'S BIGGEST ASSIST OF THE YEAR? HELPING BRING CLEANER WATER TO KENYA

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[CBC TORONTO] RAPTORS POINT GUARD FRED VANVLEET SPEAKS ABOUT UNDERDOGS UNITED 

    

[FORBES] AS ALL-STAR WEEKEND HITS STEPH CURRY'S HOMETOWN, A JERSEY EXCHANGE IS HELPING CHANGE LIVES IN KENYA 

So how does it work? It’s similar to the jersey exchange Curry and Dwayne Wade took part in last week after the Miami Heat’s matchup with the Golden State Warriors in Oakland. Except in this instance, Curry receives a personalized jersey, handcrafted by a local tailor in Kenya. Meanwhile, Curry’s autographed jersey is auctioned off to raise funds for safe water solutions for Kenyan schools.

To date, Underdogs United has funded water purification systems to impact over 9,000 children with safe drinking water. With auctions from Stephen Curry, Rafinha and Gina Lewandowski from FC-Bayern, as well as NFL star Bradley Chubb ending in the next week, Underdogs United aims to fund water systems and maintenance programs for two additional schools, impacting over 1,500 children.

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[NBA.COM] TURNER JERSEY RAISING FUNDS FOR CLEAN WATER

"I just like what they're doing with everything that's going on in the Motherland," Turner said. "Any time anybody can help anybody over there...stuff that doesn't get talked about a lot in the media. Anytime anything has something to do with stuff over there in Africa, I want to jump on it."

Turner wore his custom jersey to Thursday's game against Philadelphia and said he will keep it in his wardrobe rotation.

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[FC-BAYERN MUNICH] BAYERN PROS SWAP JERSEYS FOR CLEAN WATER IN KENYA

"If I can help children get access to clean drinking water through an action like jersey swapping with Underdogs United, that makes me very happy. I'm proud to be a part of it as a professional athlete and be able to give something back," said Gina Lewandowski, who has been playing for FCB Women since 2012.

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[CBS PITTSBURGH] FEATURES UNDERDOGS UNITED ON 'THE SUNDAY BUSINESS PAGE'

 

MLB.COM 

Trevor Williams helped provide clean water in Kenya and got a really cool jersey in return

Some custom jerseys are cooler than others. On Wednesday, Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams received a custom jersey as a thank you for helping provide clean water in Kenya ... and it's probably the best custom jersey ever made.

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TREVOR WILLIAMS DONATES PIRATES JERSEYS FOR A KENYAN BASEBALL TEAM. THEIR RESPONSE IS PRICELESS:


   

[MERCURY NEWS] STEPHEN CURRY'S NEW SPLASH - SAFE WATER FOR KENYAN CHILDREN

Curry, the Golden State Warriors’ three-time NBA champion and two-time MVP, is renowned for his charitable, relatable, philanthropic inclinations...His latest effort involves collaborating with Underdogs United, a start-up that raises funds to secure safe drinking water for children. Curry and other high-profile athletes make it happen by signing jerseys that will be auctioned off in the coming months at gounderdogs.org with the proceeds funding clean water solutions for Kenyan children. 

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[THE ATHLETIC] TREVOR WILLIAMS PITCHES IN TO BRING SAFE DRINKING WATER (AND A LITTLE BASEBALL) TO KENYA 

Many of the kids play barefoot, and they use eucalyptus leaves for bases. It’s not unusual for a herd of goats to wander into the outfield during the Sunday afternoon games. “They really love the game,” Gabauer said. “It’s part of their identity. They’re not like the rest of the kids in their community who play soccer. They’re the baseball players, and that’s really unique.”

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[USA TODAY] STEELERSWIRE 

How Steelers DL Cam Heyward is impacting lives with Global Jersey Exchange

A growing tradition around the NFL is for players from opposing teams to do a jersey exchange at midfield after the game. But we are talking about a whole different kind of jersey exchange here. Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Cam Heyward has partnered with Underdogs United to help raise funds and awareness to improve water conditions in Kenya....

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[CBC TELEVISION] STORY OF THE GLOBAL JERSEY EXCHANGE

Marivel Taruc from CBC Television reports on the Global Jersey Exchange with Underdogs United. 

 

PITTSBURGH STEELERS: CAMERON HEYWARD HELPING CHILDREN IN KENYA RECEIVE CLEAN DRINKING WATER

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive captain Cameron Heyward helped children in Kenya receive clean drinking water this year by partnering with Underdogs United.

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[CBS INDIANAPOLIS] MYLES TURNER RECEIVES CUSTOM PACERS JERSEY FROM WOMEN IN KENYA

Despite missing a few games recently with injuries, two women in Kenya gave Myles Turner a reason to smile with a thoughtful gift.

On Sunday night, he took to Twitter to show it off. He said two women in Kenya stitched him his own #33 Pacers jersey, complete with custom colors.

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[FANSIDED] INDIANA PACERS FANS SHOULD CHECK OUT THIS AARON HOLIDAY "KENYAN" JERSEY

Let’s get it out of the way: This Aaron Holiday jersey is dope. Made by a Kenyan tailor, it was created in honor of our favorite rookie shooting guard.

So why should you care about it other than it looks cool? Let me tell you why.

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[FORWARD MAG] MEET UNDERDOGS UNITED & FOUNDER STEPHEN GABAUER

Introducing, Stephen Gabauer, Founder of Underdogs United. Stephen is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and has lived and worked abroad in Germany, Scotland, and Kenya for 6 of the last 8 years. We partnered Goal Five Athletes Lauren Barnes, Gina Lewandowski, and Jasmyne Spencer with Stephen and Underdogs United for their Global Jersey Exchange.

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SPORT SUSTAINABILITY JOURNAL

Athletes auctioning off jerseys for clean drinking water in Kenya

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FORWARD MAG

Underdogs United partners with Goal Five athletes on the Global Jersey Exchange

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UNDERDOGS UNITED VIDEO

Connecting People, Sport, and Environment Globally

 

Bekaka de Loveson

Underdogs United tailor Bekaka de Loveson is also an incredible musician. We are featured in a Kenyan music video with his crew.

 

DAILY COLLEGIAN

How a Penn State alum is using sports to preserve the environment: 'Our goal is to make a difference'

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GREEN SPORTS BLOG

Green Sports Start-Ups

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