Need warm couch Saturday night; will contribute game of juggle
Seattle resident's journey on foot to Brazil comes through Yamhill County this weekend
May 10, 2013 | 3 Comments
(Ossie Bladine / News Editor) Seattle resident Richard Swanson is dribbling a One World Futbol (soccer ball) all the way to the 2014 World Cup.
Swanson left Seattle on May 1. He plans to visit 11 countries before arriving in Sao Paulo, Brazil next summer in time for the first game of the World Cup. He is documenting his travels on his website and his Facebook page. He is couch surfing the whole way and needs a place to crash in McMinnville this Saturday night, and in Grand Ronde Sunday night. HE is also looking for a warm couch the following nights in Lincoln City, Newport, Yachats and Florence.
Swanson's journey is supporting the One World Futbol Project, which makes soccer balls that are designed to be nearly impossible to destroy. According to the organization's website: "For every One World Futbol you buy through our “Buy One, Give One” program, we give a second ball to children and youth in need through organizations working in disadvantaged communities such as refugee camps, war zones, disaster area and inner cities."
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