Goldman Sachs will give $5000 for every goal the ex-Arsenal man scores.
Ex- Arsenal and current New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry has made an agreement with international nonprofit organisation ‘Grassroot Soccer’ and donor-advised fund ‘Goldman Sachs Gives’, according to the Grassroot Soccer homepage.
In what is called the “Thierry Henry Challenge”, the agreement states that for every goal Henry scores for the Red Bulls Goldman Sachs Gives will donate $5000 to Grassroot Soccer, and $2500 for every assist he makes during the 2013 Major League Soccer season. Goldman Sachs have been careful not to go too overboard, in case Henry decides to score 30 goals in the next two months, and have put a cap of $150,000 on the agreement.
Source: Grassroot Soccer homepage.
Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 that uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and empower communities to stop the spread of HIV. Founded by four professional soccer players, Grassroot Soccer is mobilizing the most vulnerable population of youth, ages 12-19, to break the cycle of AIDS by engaging local coaches who equip young people with the knowledge, skills and support they need to avoid HIV. GRS has a global reach, with flagship sites in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
“Grassroot Soccer is all about using role models and the power of soccer to motivate and educate young people on how to live healthy lives,” commented Gregg Lemkau, Goldman Sachs Managing Director and GRS Global Board member. “Thierry Henry is not only a soccer star but a great role model for young people around the world. Goldman Sachs Gives and GRS are excited to turn his skills on the field into tangible life skills for young people.”