Press Association Mourinho was boss then when Chelsea won their first title in 50 years and this season’s success ended a five-year wait for the Premier League after winning the Capital One Cup in March. “This team is just in the beginning,” Mourinho said. “This team won one Capital Cup and one Premier League. They have to win more to be better than the others. “You can win something in a certain moment of your career and that’s it, or during your career you can win on a regular basis. “That’s what makes the difference between somebody that is champion and the champions. “Let’s try to motivate them to go in that direction, because that’s what I want for them. “For me to have here today the champions of 2004/05 and the champions of 2014/15 is an amazing feeling, because I belong to both. “It would be a dream to be here in 2025 and be with the champions of 2004/05, the champions of 2015 and the champions of 2025. It would be fantastic. “My future doesn’t matter. What matters is Chelsea’s future and I’m working for that.” Whether Cech is part of Chelsea’s future remains to be seen. The 33-year-old goalkeeper, displaced this season by Thibaut Courtois after a decade as first choice, could leave after 11 years, although he has one year left on his contract. Mourinho repeated his wish for Cech to stay, but the decision is likely to be made by owner Roman Abramovich and the board. Cech’s “contribution was decisive”, said Mourinho, who is uncertain if Chelsea would have won the title without the goalkeeper. Asked when the talks regarding the future of Cech – linked with moves to Arsenal, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris St Germain, among others – would take place, Mourinho said: “I hope never. But I don’t know. “He was always there for me and for the team. He played lots of important matches for us. “For me, no problem to have both. I can cope with it. “But obviously I’m not in control of Petr’s decision. I have to wait.” Drogba was a pre-planned substitution, but Chelsea were already behind to Steven Fletcher’s header. A Diego Costa penalty and two goals in the final 20 minutes from Loic Remy saw Chelsea rally to finish with a 15th win from an unbeaten 19 home games this term. Mourinho has had to say a number of goodbyes – Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Michael Essien and Drogba among them – in his second spell as he works towards the future. Mourinho gave his medal to his daughter Matilde for safe-keeping as his son, the intended recipient was absent. He held up eight fingers during the presentation, signalling the number of titles won in four countries. “A lot, eh? Maybe I have no more fingers. Let’s go with eight and try nine. I’m almost there,” he said. He was pleased with the performance, in response to Monday’s loss at West Brom. “It was good to see the dynamic back,” Mourinho added. “The big emotion is always when you clinch the title. When you have the cup in your hands and when the players have it, is always a great feeling. “(After waiting) five years at Stamford Bridge it was time for our supporters to enjoy too.” Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat felt his side did not deserve to lose by a two-goal margin. “There was no need to lose 3-1 because we had enough opportunities to score,” said the Dutchman, who steered Sunderland to safety with Wednesday’s point at Arsenal. “For me it was important to see a team that was free of relegation, fear and that they were not scared to do something.” Jose Mourinho challenged his Chelsea side to achieve sustained success after lifting the Barclays Premier League trophy on Sunday. The Blues’ season concluded with a 3-1 come-from-behind win over Sunderland when Didier Drogba bade farewell, while Petr Cech may have played his final game after 11 years at Stamford Bridge. The title was won with three matches to spare and there was an air of celebration as the 2004/05 championship-winning team was presented prior to kick-off.
DOVER-FOXCROFT — Late-season matchups against Foxcroft have become all too familiar for the Bucksport football team — and not for the right reasons.In each of the past two seasons, Bucksport has seen a promising campaign come to an end with a loss to Foxcroft in the Class D North title game. Between being shut out 34-0 in Dover-Foxcroft two years ago and allowing nearly 500 yards of offense last year in a 43-26 loss, the Golden Bucks have retained few fond memories from recent battles with the Ponies.“They’ve embarrassed us the last two years,” senior offensive lineman David Gross said. “It hasn’t even been close.”So strong has been Bucksport’s desire to get back at Foxcroft this season, Gross said, that the Golden Bucks have had the date of this year’s game posted all over the weight room for weeks. No, there wasn’t a regional title at stake this time, but for Bucksport, letting out two years’ worth of frustration was certainly fulfilling.Bucksport’s Jaxon Gross breaks the plane for a touchdown during the first half of a high school football game against Foxcroft on Oct. 25 in Dover-Foxroft. The Golden Bucks’ shutout win snapped a five-game losing streak to the Ponies dating back to October 2012. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBucksport finished off a perfect regular season Friday night with a 53-0 road victory over Foxcroft in Little Ten Conference play. The win saw the Golden Bucks pour on the points in the first half to end a five-game losing streak against the Ponies dating back to October 2012.“There was some extra motivation for us, absolutely,” wide receiver Logan Stanley said. “They’ve killed us, and we wanted it to be our turn this time. This one means a lot to all of us.”Bucksport marched right down the field to begin the game and took a 7-0 lead when Jaxon Gross barreled through three Foxcroft defenders for a touchdown with 6 minutes, 58 seconds left in the first quarter. The Golden Bucks (7-0) would score again three minutes later as a touchdown run from Josh Miller extended the lead to 13-0.Foxcroft (3-5) failed to move the ball on its ensuing possession and gave Bucksport tremendous field position with 3:11 left in the first quarter after a failed fake punt. The Golden Bucks made it 21-0 moments later with a 16-yard touchdown run from Miller and a 2-point pass from Brady Findlay to Cam Soper.After a slow start to the second quarter, Bucksport got a 3-yard touchdown run from Gross to make the score 28-0 with 3:17 left in the half. The Golden Bucks then got touchdowns in rapid succession from Soper (23-yard fumble return), Gross (4-yard run) and Stanley (7-yard pass from Findlay) to head to the break with 47-0 lead.The only second-half points came less than two minutes after kickoff as Stanley returned an interception 45 yards for a score. The interception was the third of the game for Stanley, who Bucksport head coach Joel Sankey believes has flown under the radar this year.“Our team has a lot of talented players, and I think what happens a lot of the time is that Logan gets overlooked,” Sankey said. “He’s quick and has great instincts on the ball and great hands. I think he’s one of the best receivers and defensive backs in our league.”Bucksport entered Friday night’s game coming off a bye resulting from Orono’s cancellation of its varsity season. Getting two full weeks to prepare for Foxcroft instead of having to spend Week 7 getting ready for the Red Riots made the Golden Bucks even more ready to avenge their past defeats.Those two weeks of practices were particularly intense for the Golden Bucks, who had to come back from a 14-0 deficit in their previous game against Oak Hill. Bucksport players and coaches were unhappy with the practices leading up to that game, and after avoiding a major scare, the team vowed to take it up a notch to ensure there would be no complacency.“I’d say we’ve been going 10 times harder,” Stanley said. “We didn’t want that to happen again, and we’ve stepped up since then and made sure we’re 100 percent locked in and focused.”Friday’s game also marked the first time since Bucksport’s season opener that team manager Jocelyn Tozier was able to travel to an away game. Tozier missed four games as a result of a Sept. 7 car accident that left her hospitalized, but her presence the rest of the year will be a source of inspiration for the Golden Bucks.“It’s awesome that she’s there talking with us, high-fiving us and doing what she can do,” David Gross said. “She’s in a lot of pain, but she’s here and getting us going and not letting us slack off. We’re all pumped she can be here.”The shutout was the fourth of the year for Bucksport, which outscored opponents by a combined 287-27 margin in the regular season. The top-ranked Golden Bucks will host a Class D North semifinal game in two weeks.Bucksport’s Logan Stanley returns an interception during the first half of a high school football game against Foxcroft on Oct. 25 in Dover-Foxcroft. Stanley had three interceptions (one for a touchdown) on defense along with touchdown and 2-point conversion receptions on offense. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThat game could pit Bucksport in a rematch with fifth-ranked Foxcroft, which will battle No. 4 Houlton (4-4) at 7 p.m. next Friday, Nov. 1, in Aroostook County. No matter which team comes to Bucksport, the Golden Bucks know their real season is just getting started.“We haven’t won anything yet,” Gross said. “We have nothing right now that’s going to mark us down in the history books, and other teams are going to come after us because they want it just as much as we do. It’s our job to realize that every day.”Eagles beat GNG to clinch 8-man playoffs; Trojans eliminatedEllsworth/Sumner booked its place in the eight-man playoffs Friday night with a 44-30 road victory over Gray-New Gloucester.The game was a back-and-forth affair between the two teams with the Patriots staying within striking distance of the Eagles despite trailing the entire game. Although Gray-New Gloucester (1-7) cut Ellsworth/Sumner’s lead to 36-30 with 4:36 to play, the Eagles responded with their sixth touchdown of the game before stopping a last-ditch drive from the host team to close out the win.Senior Connor Crawford rushed for 274 yards and four touchdowns for the Eagles, who produced 518 yards of offense as a team. Noah Hughes had a big game defensively with eight solo tackles and nine assisted tackles.The win avenged Ellsworth/Sumner’s 50-44 loss to Gray-New Gloucester on Sept. 13. Whereas the Eagles (3-5) were missing a number of starters in that defeat to the Patriots, the team was down just one player, senior J’Von James, this time as it won an elimination game to clinch its second postseason berth in three years.“This was a win-and-you’re-in game, and our guys came out and played with a sense of urgency,” head coach Duane Crawford said. “I’m really proud of the way they stuck with it. It’s great for these kids to get to play another game. I’m really happy for them.”Ellsworth/Sumner will play on the road against No. 1 Maranacook (8-0) in the large-school semifinals at 6:30 p.m. next Friday. Maranacook beat the Eagles 22-12 when the teams met Oct. 4 in Readfield.Elsewhere Friday night, Mount Desert Island’s season came to an end with a 28-18 loss to Belfast (5-3) in Bar Harbor. The Trojans (1-7) ended the year on a seven-game losing streak. Bio MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest Posts Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 read more
Moscow: The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has decided against opening a probe into numerous reports on an alleged assault on Russian journalists at the UEFA Champions League match in Greeks Thessaloniki on Wednesday.Russia’s Spartak Moscow FC played on Wednesday their away match against PAOK FC as part of the third round of the qualifications stage of the UEFA Champions League. Russian journalists working at the match reported on their social media accounts that they had been attacked by PAOK’s fans before the match at an entrance to media tribune of the Toumba Stadium, reports Tass news agency. IANS
Facebook Twitter Google+ At Syracuse’s media availability on Wednesday, head coach Quentin Hillsman said he wasn’t concerned after the Orange lost two of three at the Greater Victoria Invitational last week and dropped out of the AP Top 25 for the first time this season. Instead, he saw SU’s next two games — at No. 24 Michigan and against UMBC — as a chance to climb back into the rankings. He even predicted the Orange would be ranked by next Monday.On Thursday night, Syracuse (4-4) had every chance to add a win over a ranked opponent to its resume, holding a seven-point lead entering the fourth quarter. But No. 24 Michigan (7-1) implemented a full-court press that flustered SU in the fourth quarter and overtime en route to an 84-76 win on Thursday night in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Orange shot 5-for-17 and committed 12 turnovers in the fourth quarter and overtime. Their 24 total turnovers were a season-high. The loss marks Syracuse’s third-straight defeat, something it hasn’t done since the 2013-14 season. Entering Thursday, Syracuse averaged 15.5 points per game in the first quarter. On Wednesday, Gabrielle Cooper said slow starts have been SU’s “biggest problem this season.” On Thursday night, SU started better than it has all year. The Orange scored 21 points in the opening quarter and shot 5-for-10 from behind the arc. Freshman Teisha Hyman sunk all three of her attempts while Cooper added two of her own. But Michigan’s 8-for-14 (57%) shooting gave it a one-point lead at the first intermission.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the second quarter, Syracuse continued to let it fly from 3-point range. Taleah Washington and Digna Strautmane each added triples, the latter of which stretched SU’s lead to five before halftime. The Wolverines put up just two 3-point attempts in the first half. Instead, they fed forwards Kayla Robbins and Hailey Brown, who combined for 18 of the home team’s 36 first-half points including 7-for-9 on free throws and got SU bigs Amaya Finklea-Guity and Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi in foul trouble. Two quick buckets from Robbins to open the second half brought Michigan within one. But 3s on three-straight possessions — two from Strautmane and one from Emily Engstler — brought the Orange’s lead back to eight before the under-five minute media timeout. Down seven at the start of the fourth quarter, the Wolverines resorted to a full-court press that disrupted SU’s ball-handlers. The Orange committed six turnovers in the quarter, including three from point guard Kiara Lewis when bringing up the ball. Two Strautmane free throws with four seconds left in regulation tied the game at 71, sending Syracuse to its second-straight overtime game.The Orange continued to struggle against Michigan’s high-intensity defense, logging five turnovers and just four field goal attempts in the overtime period. The Wolverines drained all seven free throw attempts to secure the victory. Comments Published on December 5, 2019 at 11:43 pm Contact David: email@example.com read more
Russell, on board the 8/13 favourite Leave At Dawn, leaned over and took the whip of Enright, after appearing to lose his own at some point in the race.Russell finished 8th, with Enright- on board Back In Your Box- in 12th.Both jockeys were called before the stewards and received five day bans, with Enright also forfeiting his riding fee. Meanwhile, there was a home win in the feature race at Clonmel Racecourse today.The Charlie Swan-trained Make a Track claimed victory in the €15,000 Clonmel Rated Hurdle, beating pre-race favourite Noble Endeavor.
Her spokesman said that considering the damage, “the surgery went well”.“The injury is serious, but the surgeon says Petra is young and healthy and there is no reason why she can’t resume tennis,” publicist Karel Tejkal told the AFP news agency.According to her manager Katie Spellman, Kvitova will wear a cast for six to eight weeks and cannot bear weight on the injured hand for at least three months.That rules her out of the Australian Open next month, which is the first Grand Slam tournament of the 2017 tennis season.It is understood she allowed someone posing as a utilities man access to her apartment in Prostejov, Czech Republic, and while defending herself in a struggle, suffered the injuries to her hand. The intruder is believed to have then run away and is being sought by police.Earlier on Tuesday, Kvitova said she was “shaken”, adding the injury was “severe” but that she would “fight this”.Tejkal added: “It was a random crime, nobody was going to attack or rob her as Petra Kvitova.”Kvitova is ranked 11 in the world and has won a career total of 19 titles, including Grand Slam victories at Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will not play tennis for at least three months after surgery following a knife attack at her home.Kvitova, 26, said she was “fortunate to be alive” following a “burglary” incident on Tuesday when she struggled with an intruder.Surgeons spent almost four hours repairing tendons and nerves on her left hand – her playing hand. read more
As rough of a night as it was defensively for the Wizards, it was an exciting one off the court. The team orchestrated several trades to hopefully help it as it fights for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.The Wizards reportedly acquired Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis from the Bulls for Otto Porter Jr. and then dealt Markieff Morris to the Pelicans for Wesley Johnson. The second move got the team under the luxury tax for the 2019-20 season.Washington has also checked in with the Grizzlies in hopes of making a deal for Mike Conley or Marc Gasol, according to a report from the Washington Post.The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. ET.Studs of the NightNuggets center Nikola Jokic tallied his eighth triple-double of the calendar year with 25 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in a 135-130 loss to the Nets.Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic also had a triple-double with 19 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in a 99-93 win over the Hornets. Dallas also reportedly traded Harrison Barnes to the Kings for Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph.Pelicans forward Julius Randle scored 31 points and added seven rebounds off the bench in a 125-120 win over the Bulls.Klay Thompson scored 26 points on 11-of-13 shooting in the Warriors 141-102 win over the Spurs.Dud of the NightIt’s never a good thing when a player has as many turnovers as shot attempts, but that’s what Jamal Crawford (0-for-3 shooting with three turnovers) did in the Suns’ 116-88 loss to the Jazz. MVP caliber performance for the Greek Freak:43 PTS | 6 REB | 4 AST | 81% FG | 31 MIN#FearTheDeer | #Giannis pic.twitter.com/4Ou5nFRKwZ— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 7, 2019The Bucks shot well as a team finishing 56 of 93 from the field (60.2 percent) and 19 of 30 from the 3-point line (63 percent).”Obviously we shot the ball really well,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer told reporters after the game, via the Green Bay Press Gazette. “But then there was mixing in getting to the basket. Just kind of the normal stuff. I think we were playing pretty fast, a lot of possessions. They were scoring, too. It was like an ABA game or something.” Related News NBA trade rumors: Wizards have inquired about Grizzlies’ Mike Conley, Marc Gasol The Bucks completely dominated the Wizards on Wednesday.Milwaukee scored 50 points in the first quarter and 85 in the first half in a 148-129 win over Washington. Giannis Antetokounmpo was simply fantastic, scoring 43 points on 17-of-21 shooting in the victory. HighlightWe’re pretty sure this is what “announcing one’s presence with authority” means. Rockets forward Kenneth Faried sent this Buddy Hield layup attempt into last week.🖐 Faried protects the paint 🖐 pic.twitter.com/YUDU8mQWdf— NBA (@NBA) February 7, 2019What’s NextLakers (27-27) at Celtics (35-19) 8 p.m. ET — The trade deadline will be over, so the Lakers may finally have a moment to relax. Or not. The Celtics have won 10 of their last 11 games and sit in third place in the Eastern Conference. NBA trade rumors: Wizards still not planning to deal star Bradley Beal read more
RONALD R RALLIES TO TAKE $70,000 LURE STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH AS VAN DYKE & ELLIS TEAM FOR MILE TURF WIN IN 1:33.18 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2019)–With a fast past to exploit, longshot Ronald R unleashed a powerful stretch rally to take Thursday’s $70,000 Lure Stakes by a half length under Drayden Van Dyke. Trained by Ron Ellis, the 5-year-old Irish-bred gelding got a flat mile on turf in 1:33.18.“I told Ron that there is plenty of speed in here and it sets up well for us on paper,” said Van Dyke, who won two races with Ronald R this past summer at Del Mar. “I had a rather smooth trip and I had a lot of horse. I had to back him a little when I went to the inside (mid-way on the far turn), but once we peeled outside, he made it easy and he had a nice turn of foot. He did the same thing in his two races at Del Mar (allowance wins on July 20 and Sept. 2).”Last at the half mile pole, Ronald R began picking up horses into and around the far turn and had moved into third position with a quarter mile to run as Van Dyke angled out for room.Claimed for $40,000 on May 12, 2018 at Santa Anita, Ronald R was idle until running off the bench at Del Mar. Off at 13-1 in a field of nine 3-year-olds and up, he paid $29.40, $9.40 and $6.20.“When we claimed this horse, I told Jim (Harrison, of Hotter Than H Racing, LLC) that if we give this horse some time, he’d come back 100 percent. I give Jim the credit, because he went along with what I suggested and he is doing very well. It looked like there was a lot of speed in the race and Drayden was confident he’d run well.”Unbeaten in three starts with Ellis, Ronald R is now 15-6-1-2 overall. With the winner’s share of $43,620, he now has earnings of $201,925.Seventh at the half mile mark, Ritzy A.P. rallied four-wide at the top of the lane to be second, three quarters of a length in front of favored River Boyne. Ridden by Flavien Prat, Ritzy A.P. was off at 3-1 and paid $4.40 and $3.00.Off as the 5-2 favorite with Frankie Dettori up, River Boyne was mid-pack early, had to wait for racing off of heels turning for home and rallied well for the show, returning $3.40.Fractions on the race were 22.32, 44.49, 1:08.79 and 1:21.32.Racing resumes on Friday with day one of the Breeder’s Cup World Championships. First post time for a 12-race program is at 10:30 a.m. Admission gates will open at 8:30 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE. read more
Relieved Santos eager to finish off Magnolia: ‘We want to celebrate on Friday’ As tough as the Hotshots’ stand was, the breaks of the game did not go their way.That, though, makes Victolero more optimistic heading into Magnolia’s do-or-die Game 5 on Friday as the loss gave him a glimpse on how the game will bog down if his side controlled the tempo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It was a defensive game and it’s our game. If they score 100 points, that’s their game. We cannot dominate San Miguel with their firepower. But at least, we were there in the game,” he said.“We had a good execution in the end, found Aldrech (Ramos) for the open shot, but he just missed that. Had we gotten that, we could have tied the series. Again, breaks of the game.” While it’s a tall task to overcome a 1-3 deficit against San Miguel, Victolero isn’t losing hope as he plans to throw everything at San Miguel come Friday.“We’re trying to find ways on how to win and I think with the effort, the energy, the desire of the players, I can’t ask for anything more,” he said.“We won’t stop. To win a championship, they need four wins and they still need to win on Friday. The series isn’t over yet. We’ll just try to live another day. I’m still positive. Nothing impossible.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDespite Magnolia’s disheartening 80-84 Game 4 defeat to San Miguel in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals, coach Chito Victolero remains upbeat with his team’s chances, especially with how it performed Wednesday night.“I think that was our best game in the series,” he said. “We need to play our game which is the defensive game. I’m happy that we’re able to limit them to 84 points, stayed in the game, and gave ourselves a chance to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View comments read more
Responding to the Ebola crisis and the request of The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Liberia, Iowa-based Outreach, Inc., shipped via sea freight the first 300,000 of over 700,000 meals to Liberia for patients in the Ebola Treatment Centers on Thursday, September 18. According to Binyah C. Kesselly, Commissioner/CEO of the Liberia Maritime Authority and Board Chairman of the Liberia Airport Authority, “These meals will ensure that our citizens who are afflicted with this deadly disease stand a fighting chance at survival.” The Government of Liberia is also currently arranging in partnership with US based partners and international organizations for the air and sea freight shipment of the remaining 400,000 meals from Des Moines, Iowa. The meals donated through Outreach, Inc., will feed 1000 patients for a period of 6 months and provide the greatly needed relief during one of the world’s most deadly epidemic crises. The request for meals and nutritional assistance was made by Des Moines resident, Walter Gwenigale, Jr. on behalf of the Liberian people and the Ministry of Health. Des Moines based Lutheran Church of Hope and Minneapolis based Global Health Ministries partnered in supporting the cost of shipment of the first consignment of donated meals.Outreach founder Floyd Hammer says, “This partnership to send these meals to those afflicted with Ebola reflects the motto of Outreach; Together, we make a difference. Truly, these meals will save lives. Our packing partners Food for Kidz and Friends Against Hunger have donated meals to send along with ours.”Outreach has helped package over 257 million meals over the past ten years, and Co-Founders Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton were quick to respond when the Government of Liberia requested assistance. “Because we’ve taken over twelve-hundred medical personnel to Africa in the last eleven years, we know how desperate patients in hospitals are for food. The hospitals typically do not supply food so it is up to the patient’s family but often they are destitute and with Ebola the family cannot attend to the relative because of the possibility of Ebola transmission. These meals will ensure nutritious food which is often not available, but yet critically needed. We asked our packing partners Food for Kidz, and Friends Against Hunger if they wanted to help with this effort. They immediately said “yes”!Outreach, Inc., was started by Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton in 2004 with the promise to deliver food, water, medicine, and education to those at home and abroad. Since the inception, Outreach has facilitated the volunteer engaged meal packaging of over 260 million meals for hungry people around the world. The Hammers were recently invited to the White House by President Obama and former President Bush to be honored with the 5,000th Point of Light Award. Outreach, Inc., consistently receives a 4-Star Rating by Charity Navigator and is a trusted member of Guidestar. Outreach Meal Packaging Events are set up across the United States and Canada to engage businesses, religious and civic organizations, schools, and volunteers of all ages to package nutritious meals for the hungry.Food For Kidz exists to bring awareness to hunger issues in the world by involving others in the participation of packing a nutritional meal supplement for distribution and also involve them in sustainability building to facilitate change; to expand the concept of children’s’ experiences beyond their vision of local to incorporate the world and to service, promote and educate other organizations to encourage their commitment for the purpose of making positive results in the fight against hunger. Friends Against Hunger is a 501c3 based in Springfield, Missouri , and engages the communities in meal-packaging events for the hungry both internationally and domestically. www.fahunger.orgOutreach, Inc. is encouraging any groups interested in helping to package meals bound for Liberia or making tax-deductible donations to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.outreachprogram.org, respectively.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more