Not only did we raise $22k to dig two wells in Kenya which will provide clean water to thousands of kids for life, but we got to baptize my former camper, Caleb Divelbiss, and 9 others, 1 of which was my oldest son Declan! GOD. IS. GOOD
COVID sure has done a lot of damage and caused a lot of fear, but it doesn’t have to cripple us. We aren’t helpless! God still has a plan and a purpose for all of us during this time. We just have to get creative.
That’s why I’m partnering with Hydrating Humanity (a nonprofit that provides clean drinking water, hygiene education and hope to the people of Kenya and Tanzania) to raise $50,000 by running 24 hours straight on May 15th-16th.
Why are we doing this now? It’s certainly not to minimize the effects of COVID. We’ve simply chosen to focus our efforts and our time on something else. Because the reality is that hundreds of thousands of people die every year as a result of water-borne diseases and we will not let COVID prevent this life-saving work from continuing!
Will you join us in our efforts to eliminate death caused by water-borne diseases by supporting our 24-HOUR RUN 4 CLEAN WATER?
Life After Soccer Interview:
3/28/17 – After a nine-year career in pro soccer — seven of which were in Major League Soccer — and an early retirement, I’m finding my first year away from the game to be much tougher than I ever could have expected.
Here’s my open and honest conversation with Steven Bernasconi (The Soccer Tour) about the difficulties I, and many others, face after transitioning away from the sport.
GOTCHYA: Golf Bag Prank
9/22/16 – A lil prank on my good buddy Andrew Marvin! And the inspiration goes to Ryan Solle!
Just trying to enjoy life with some good old fashion fun!
My Story: Calvary Baptist Soccer Camp 2016
7/15/16 – Here’s a little snippet of my talk at this years Calvary Baptist Day School soccer camp. It’s always a blessing to share my love for soccer and, most of all, Jesus. “May I never boast about anything except Jesus!” – Galatians 6:14
Are You Ready For Your SUNNY Day? (TEDxVANCOUVER)
4/22/16 – Jay DeMerit talk about rise to football prominence. It’s a story of remarkable triumph!
The Faith of Jun Marques Davidson
3/28/16 – Risen Magazine shares a moment with my good buddy and brother in Christ Jun during his time with the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2013.
Larry Sanders: Why I Walked Away From the NBA
2/11/16- I love seeing people be real. For one thing, it helps me to be real. In a day when political correctness rules, it’s so refreshing to watch someone open up, in a respectful and genuine way, about what’s really going on. And that’s exactly what Larry Sanders does in this video. Check it out: it’s a great reminder of what truly matters in life and an incredible testament of finding redemption and hope in the midst of struggle and pain.
(By Mike Chiari) ‘The Bucks bought out the remainder of Sanders’ $33 million contract last season shortly after his second suspension for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy. Sanders willingly walked away from the game of basketball, and he explained his decision in a video for The Players’ Tribune:’
NASL Championship Week
11/20/15 – Here is a short film capturing my journey through the NASL Championship Week.
I had the opportunity and great privilege to represent the Carolina RailHawks and the NASL this past week in New York City for the Championship Week, which culminated in the Championship Game between the New York Cosmos and the Ottawa Fury. I had a blast touring the city with other NASL players (Junior Burgos, Shaka Bangura, Stefano Pinho), visiting kids at Kravis Children’s Hopsital, kissing babies, shaking hands and meeting some really awesome folks involved in all aspects of making NASL what it is. Oh yea, the game was very entertaining as New York won 3-2.
Gettin’ Real with WES KNIGHT
11/1/15 – Wes Knight opens up about injuries, depression, Superman and the importance of gratitude. Wes gets real! Watch this, it’ll bless you!
Gettin’ Real with D. SCOTT
09/17/15 – My good buddy and veteran Carolina RailHawks defender Daniel Scott opens up about injuries and what it felt like to be told by doctors that he would never play again.