MFA to Host Scholarship Fundraiser

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MFA assistant coach Naomi Peters leads the academy’s first team in a warm up (photo credit: Aaron Chongyoon Nah)

As part of its plans to fund 10 academic scholarships, the Monrovia Football Academy (MFA) says it will host a scholarship fundraiser through a benefit brunch on April 8 at Café Royale in the Royal Grand Hotel.

According to the Academy’s Executive Director, Will Smith, 50% of all proceeds from Café Royale’s brunch will be donated to Monrovia Football Academy. He said the Academy’s goal is to raise US$5,000 for the scholarship.

The brunch will run from 11:00am-3:00pm. “Anyone can attend! We hope to have as many people as possible. Café Royale’s Sunday brunch costs US $18, but people can also order their standard menu to support MFA,” he said.

This will be the first scholarship fundraiser to be hosted by the Academy in Liberia. The last time the Academy hosted a fundraiser was on December 9, 2017, in New York where they raised US$ 20,000.

One of MFA’s female student-athletes reads through a book during school hour (Photo: MFA)

Since its establishment in 2015, MFA has continued to use football as a positive incentive mechanism, to improve academic performance, break down gender barriers, and prepare students as agents of positive change.

In another development, MFA in partnership with Liberia’s telecommunications company, Orange, will host the 2018 Orange-MFA Youth Football Festival in seven counties from April 14 to May 5. According to MFA, 320 boys and girls will take entrance exams and participate in a day-long football tournament in each county. Moving on, the winners of each county’s competition will be invited to Monrovia for a big final tournament on Saturday, May 5.

According to the Academy, boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 12 will play in the countywide football tournament, and the best students and footballers will have the chance to join Monrovia Football Academy.

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