Our mission is simple: Raise money and awareness to END the global water crisis. We do this by educating Broad Run students about it and activating them to rock the clean water cause & raise money to build real water projects all over the world. Why Water? Health and Sanitation: Waterborne diseases kill more children every single year than AIDS, Malaria, and all world violence combined. Small children typically do not have strong enough immune systems to fight diseases like cholera, dysentery, or schistosomiasis.
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"Thirst Project allows me to make a difference. The club supports an important cause and I’m proud to be a part of it."
— Donny Reidy, Broad Run Thirst Project Member
By providing a community with safe drinking water, disease rates can drop by up to 88% virtually overnight! Child mortality rates can drop up to 90%- overnight! Clean water also plays an incredibly critical role in effectively treating and managing HIV/AIDS in rural communities. The Kingdom of eSwatini, for example, has the single-highest-density population of HIV/AIDS in the world. For a person with HIV/AIDS, even if you have access to medical treatment or antiretroviral medication, but are still forced to drink dirty water from contaminated sources, the diseases in the water you drink will actually kill you faster than AIDS itself.
With this in mind, it is imperative we do something to end the global water crisis. Together, we can raise money and awareness to put the global water crisis in the history books.
Last year, we did something revolutionary. We created the largest charity basketball tournament Loudoun County had ever seen. With over 20 registered teams competing for the coveted first place grand prize of $300, stakes were higher than ever. Teams competed in a single elimination tournament, all while playing to help end the global water crisis.
With over 100 spectators in attendance, it was the tournament of a lifetime. By the end of the day, through teams registration fees and through raffles at the event, we raised over $2,500 for the global water crisis. While teams played for fun, they had an actual tangible impact on communities abroad.
In a fun tournament, teams took part in changing the world.
That’s what it’s all about.