Help Brian Ching Build Houses Now…

TSG’s The Beautiful Game series explores how soccer makes a difference around the globe.

Brian Ching might be resting his hamstring–for a month or more–but he’s not resting on his laurels….

I had a chance to converse with Clark Haptonstall on Monday night. This post was due out earlier today with Brian’s announcement, but the day got away from TSG.

The House That Ching Built

Anyway, Clark is a player representative for Brian Ching, Stu Holden, and Rico Clark among others.

If you’ve read the publication since it’s inception, you know that Clark was the first rep to grant The Shin Guardian an interview…with Stu Holden after his Gold Cup theatrics nonetheless.

In short the thing I know about Clark is the players he works with always, “do good” outside the game and Brian Ching today is just another example.

Brian is attempting to raise of $25,000 this weekend through a ticket promotion for the Dynamo’s match against the Galaxy. For more on the promotion, visit Brian’s web site.

More impressive? Since Ching announced this past December that he wanted to raise over $75,000 for Habitat for Humanity, he’s already raised or had pledged $40,000. Wow. “The House That Ching Built” is scheduled for construction in October of 2010.

There are few times when The Shin Guardian posts a press release from a player or team. This time, it’s the in the name of a good cause and for a good effort.

Thanks Brian, for showing the reason why it is called, again, the beautiful game.

(Stay tuned for another great Beautiful Game piece Wednesday.)

The Shin Guardian’s Interview from February with Brian.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by cesar on 2010/04/06 at 11:27 PM

    wishing him a speedy recovery. this is the time to be coming back from injuries, not the other way around.

    I think it’s great of him to be working on this project. I’m glad that so many of the players on our national team are such good role models, it’s something we should be very proud of.


  2. Posted by Antonio H. on 2010/04/06 at 11:44 PM

    MLS’s own version of “the NBA Cares,” except divided ten fold. It’s the thought that counts though, and maybe the whole league will catch on and start up a whole organization like their bball counterparts. Hell, maybe even the two sports can combine their efforts in the future. Wishful thinking?


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