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FundLife, Toby’s Sports partner to support education and football

August 06, 2019 - Tuesday 1:08 PM by MDM

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FundLife is excited to announce a new partnership with Toby’s Sports – the Philippines’ largest multi-sports retailer to protect, educate, and empower marginalized girls through the retailing of special keychains to support FundLife’s work in communities. 

The limited-edition designs will sell across 10 Toby’s Sports branches, including its Flagship store in Bonifacio Global City. All proceeds from the sales will go directly to help more girls access safe spaces to play sports and further their education through FundLife’s sports-based educational programs.

The announcement comes after FundLife launched its Girls Community League (GCL) movement at the World Football Summit in Kuala Lumpur on April 29, 2019. The regional movement, which started in Tacloban in 2018, aims to give equitable access to 23,000 marginalized girls and boys across the Philippines by 2023, through the creation of community-led football leagues.

The partnership with Toby’s Sports will allow consumers to stand with girls and support them through equitable access to play, education, and opportunity. Under the banner of ‘Rock the chain, let them play,’ socially-conscious consumers will be given a chance to purchase the stainless steel, engraved keychain for only P129, which is the cost to keep one girl in the GCL program for two weeks.

“We want to show people that a small contribution goes a long way – by giving up just one Starbucks coffee every month, it can keep one girl enrolled in the GCL program – buying a keychain is a great way to start a conversation with friends and family about supporting girls to have access to sports and education,” said Kimberly Lopez, FundLife Operations Manager.

“We are extremely happy to partner with Toby’s Sports in this campaign. Toby’s Sports has long been a champion of helping children through sports and this collaboration is very exciting for FundLife,” added FundLife Program Director, Marko Kasic. 

GCL is supported through global partners, which includes Common-Goal, a global movement of professional football, which has chosen to donate 1% of its wages to supporting football for good programs.

“We’re excited to partner with FundLife in this amazing initiative. At Toby’s Sports, we believe in harnessing the power of sports to change lives, and we applaud FundLife for doing what they can to make sports accessible to these girls,” said Toby Claudio, President of Quorum International Inc., the parent company of Toby’s Sports.

The proceeds of sales from the GCL keychains will be used to support FundLife’s football for good projects that currently reach over 5,000 children in Tacloban, Cebu, and Northern Mindanao and to bring the Girls Community League to even more aspiring football players.