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Homeless World Cup
Alex Steffen, 5 Sep 07

Cory alerts us to a cool idea, the Homeless World Cup:

The Homeless World Cup is pretty much what it sounds like: homeless people all over the world organize soccer/football/futeball teams, then come together for a long championship, with thousands of people attending some of the best football you'll see all year. The act of organizing a football team and participating it appears to be tonic for many of the problems facing homeless people, with more than 70 percent of the participants getting off the streets in the process of forming and honing their teams. The Cup is now sponsoring street-soccer leagues for homeless people all over the world as a way of making the event work all year round.

We're big into ideas which hack the concept of homelessness, like the ParaSITE portable shelters, street publications and explorations of how homeless people actually live.

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