David's Soccer Journey to Holland

$6,720 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 94 people in 34 months
Courtney Brown
on behalf of David Jackson Jr
 ATLANTA, GA
David Jackson, Jr. started dribbling a soccer ball at the age of 2 and played his first organized game in the 2nd grade. When he was 16, he decided to pursue soccer year round. This week, David was presented with an opportunity to travel to Nijgemen, Netherlands to learn, train and play soccer with two teams in Nijgemen. 

The purpose of this trip is to get training, playing time and an assessment of his level of play from professional  coaches in Netherlands. David's goal is to play professional soccer overseas and this very important trip is necessary for him to reach his goal. While in Netherlands, he will  take in a couple pro soccer games and practice with Denison University, who will be visiting from
Ohio. 

David is scheduled to leave Atlanta on August 3, 2015 and arrive in Amsterdam, Netherlands on August 4, 2015. He will then travel by train from Shipohl to Nijgemen by train.  His expected return to Atlanta may change depending on his level of play.

David plays right back, is extremely athletic, very fast on the field, and aggressive when defending and handling the ball. He truly loves the game and is always practicing to hone his skills.

I pray you find it in your heart to bless David with a donation for his trip to Holland. No donation is too big or small. Thank you!

Courtney Brown, Mom
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This young lad had the time of his life learning, training and playing soccer with Coach Jan in Nijgemen, Netherlands.

I'm very thankful to my NBA family for connecting me with a soccer coach they know who works with Jan at their U.S. based company, CBC Dutch Touch.

Once I know what David's options are for pursing his dream of playing, I will certainly share.

He needs to take off MY Birkenstock shoes. How do you buy shoes for someone and then put them on your feet?! No, we don't wear the same size, but when shoes are open at the front and back, anything goes! Sigh Sweet baby Jesus, he's destroying the heels! Sigh ... Deeper sigh...
David and Coach Jan at train station
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"If you want to play a game, go to where it's being played and find a way to get in. Things happen when you get in the game."

I posted this quote last week. Here is a link to see David on the Alverna website at their practice on 8/10/15. He is clearly finding a way to get in...

http://www.vvalverna.com/00/archives/21011

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I thought this quote was fitting for David and his soccer journey in Holland.
Great quote for David today
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David went on a sight seeing trip of Amsterdam. Here's a couple of images he sent.
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Marilena Fordham
34 months ago

Hi David, I have a son 11 years old and he is exactly like you,he plays backyard every time he can ,very fast on the field and loves soccer.He 's teammates call him a little Messi . He has a dream like you do...to be a professional soccer player and support him as much as I can like your mom does so how I would't support you?!!! Good luck in your journey and god bless you!!!.

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Created July 9, 2015
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Marlon Hopgood
33 months ago
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David, best of luck to you in your endeavors! I know you're working hard! Keep giving maximum effort & it WILL pay off!

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Anonymous
33 months ago
JR
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Jazmyne Reid
33 months ago

So proud of you, David! I'm praying for you!

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Anonymous
34 months ago
Marilena Fordham
34 months ago

Hi David, I have a son 11 years old and he is exactly like you,he plays backyard every time he can ,very fast on the field and loves soccer.He 's teammates call him a little Messi . He has a dream like you do...to be a professional soccer player and support him as much as I can like your mom does so how I would't support you?!!! Good luck in your journey and god bless you!!!.

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