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Using soccer to bridge education gap in Africa
The sport of soccer is universal and, in many ways, is a common thread that bridges language barriers and various points of view.
Possibilities without Borders – a local non-profit organization supporting international causes – and students at the College of Charleston School of Business are utilizing the popularity of soccer to bring educational and advancement opportunities to Cameroon, Africa.
Possibilities Without Borders’ fifth annual A Global Affair Gala and Silent Auction will raise vital funds for the Kick It Forward project, which will provide the necessary school supplies for thousands of students in Cameroon while using soccer to incentivize and connect with the kids. The black-tie …
Local group fights world water crisis with November 10 event
Join Possibilities without Borders – a local non-profit organization supporting international causes – and students at the College of Charleston School of Business in taking on the world’s water crisis, which claims the lives of more people each day than war, natural disasters, AIDS or even hunger.
The fourth annual "A Global Affair" Gala and Silent Auction will celebrate Water Mission International’s (WMI) tenth anniversary and raise vital funds for the Water for Kenya project, which will help bring clean drinking water to a village in Kenya. The black-tie-optional event will be …
Charleston business leaders hear about cruise benefits, Carnival announces $18K donation
On Wednesday afternoon, the Ports Authority and area business leaders who comprise the Cruise Business Council gathered aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ Fantasy to hear new cruise passenger survey data as well as Carnival's latest program in partnership with MUSC Children's Hospital.
The Cruise Business Council was formed in March 2011 to support continual business benefits related to the cruise industry in Charleston, and to encourage business leaders to stay informed and involved. The Council is co-chaired by David Dunlap, Roper St. Francis Hospital System; John Keener, Charleston Crab House; John Hassell, Maritime Association of South Carolina; and Erin Mellen, Charleston Convention & Group Services.
“The Cruise Business Council is a way for business leaders in the …
Fashion Under the Stars to benefit Darkness to Light
Charlestonians are known for being two things: extremely generous and extremely fashionable. On May 25th, being fashion forward helps a great cause during “Fashion Under the Stars” benefiting Darkness to Light.
Local designers and boutiques - including Cose Belle, Escapada Living, Monkee’s of Daniel Island, Kenneth Beatrice, and Coral by Liz Chirles - will show their latest wares under a canopy of stars at the Rooftop Bar at the Vendue Inn, which is hosting the event along with the …
Public provides input on new cruise terminal
The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) kicked off the Union Pier Cruise Terminal design process with a public meeting on Tuesday, the first of several opportunities for the public to provide its input on the design of the $25-million project.
“Cruise ships have been an integral part of our maritime activities for more than three decades,” said Jim Newsome, president and CEO of the SCSPA. “In fact, cruise ships are responsible for hundreds of jobs and an annual economic impact of more than 37 million dollars.”
“As important as the cruise industry is to Charleston’s economy, we have been serving it in a facility that is clearly out-of-date and not contextual with its historic location,” said Newsome.
Led by the SCSPA and the design team, the Kickoff …