We are so thrilled to announce that over the next few weeks, we will be building two pre-school classrooms at the Congo Peace School! This will be the very first pre-school of this type in the Congo’s rural area. We are so excited that this will continue to change the lives of so many children. Special thanks to our partners at PILA for helping us set this up!
It is our combined wish that we can transcend space and time by using this connections place on Dillon’s web site. We constantly update this section with new photos, writings, video and other Dillon memories we all shared with him. It is the family’s desire to have everyone understand through this experience that it is the quality and depth that gives our life meaning.
We are so grateful for the commitment to make the world a more equal, just, and peaceful place for every person. Earlier this month, we had a fantastic afternoon for our Open House with Amani Matabaro. The day was filled with conversations and stories about the change Amani already sees in the students, families, and the community because of the principles of the Congo Peace School being put into daily practice: peace, equality, excellence.
Recently, the Dillon Henry Foundation had an exciting opportunity to chat with on-air host LaFern Cusack, from ESPNLA 710AM! Harriet Zaretsky, Steve Henry and Irv Kintaudi talked about the life of Dillon and the Dillon Henry Foundation. We loved being able to share Dillon’s life and our work with our community. Click the link below to listen to our interview: https://es.pn/2UAbVoP
We are excited for the launch of World Soccer Day 2016! We have teamed up with our partner, Amani, in the Congo to raise money to build the Congo Peace School which will give children easier access to education and focus on peace and preparing the future leaders of the Congo to lead non-violently. You can participate by making a donation or by taking the challenge. For more information, please go to worldsoccerday2016.net
Simultaneous to our Copa De Dillon tournament in the Palisades, our partners in the Congo held the 2nd Annual Copa de Dillon. This years tournament reached a total of 4000 spectators. The teams included male and female players which was incredible due to the well-known gender inequalities in the Congo. World Soccer Day 2016 was also launched. 24 people ran 3 kilometers to “Pass it Forward”. For more information on World Soccer Day, please visit worldsoccerday2016.net
We had a great time at the 3rd Annual Copa de Dillon in commemoration of Dillon’s birthday. This year we added a corn hole tournament for the kids. We had lots of food and plenty of soccer fun! We even had a snapchat filter for all to share on social media. We are proud to launch our new World Soccer Day campaign to help build a school for kids in the Congo! For more information, please visit worldsoccerday2016.net
The 3rd annual Copa de Dillon soccer tournament is right around the corner! We will be having vendors, food, soccer and lots of fun. This year we are offering a corn hole tournament for our spectators. Entry for a 2 person team will be a $20 donation. Come all!
We had a great time catching up with our scholars at the DHF annual BBQ. We awarded our 2016 college graduates. The DHF 2016 scholarship recipients were also recognized. The DHF scholar network spans all over the country. We look forward to catching up with scholars every summer!