Footballers take part in Shoot for Love challenge

Melanie May | 11 April 2016 | News

Footballers around the world are taking part in a nomination-based challenge to raise money to help children with cancer. 

Shoot for Love is organised by Be Kind and the Korean Association for Children with Leukemia and Cancer. Since May, the challenge has raised over $200,000. Inter Milan midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia is one of the latest footballers to take up the challenge, which sees participants take 10 shots at the target on a giant archery board from a distance of 10 metres.

The target’s bull’s eye is worth 10 points, with the points reducing the further away the shot lands. For every point scored, sponsors including PlayDog Soft, make a donation to the Korean Association for Children with Leukemia and Cancer to help children with cancer.

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Patrice Evra recently shot to the top of the leaderboard, knocking down John Terry and Jonjo Shelvey into joint 2nd position.

Kondogbia has now nominated Paul Pogba, Mario Lemina and Lucas Digne to take part in the challenge, while Evra nominated Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs and Paul Pogba.

Jun Kim, director of the Shoot For Love Challenge, said:

“The campaign has already attracted football royalty from around the world, with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, Spanish legends Carles Puyol and Raul Gonzalez, Ricardo Kakà, Chelsea F.C. captain, John Terry, New York City FC midfielder Frank Lampard, Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane, PSV Eindhoven manager Phillip Cocu, Patrice Evra and many others raising funds for children with cancer.”

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