Hope Solo and popchips team up for charity!

SEATTLE, WA – We wanted you to be the among the first to know that this spring, fifteen professional athletes are giving back to their local communities as part of the popchips game changers program.  Sports stars including Seattle’s very own hope solo are asking their fans,  “how can I give back to our community?” fans in Seattle now have the chance to submit local charities and causes for hope solo to support.  whether the athletes choose to visit a local hospital, school, or help a regional animal shelter, they will all be giving back to the city that has supported them.

From April 2nd  April 30thpopchips will be accepting charity and local cause submissions on www.popchips.com/gamechangers as well as on hope solo’s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/hopesolo

From May 1st – May 19th, the local community will be invited to vote on the submissions  that they want to see popchips bring to life.  Hope solo will then choose the winning idea from the top five most popular entries and in june, popchips will help all fifteen athletes give back to their hometowns.

Since its inception, popchips has always believed in giving back to those who need it most.  popchips consistently utilizes their local market teams for the greater good of their communities.  that is why popchips is giving fans this unprecedented experience while helping drive buzz and awareness to local causes across the U.S.  

“I’m excited to be a part of the popchips game changer program which allows me to provide support and awareness for a local charity in my hometown of Seattle. I grew up here, went to college here and am back playing professionally here, so nothing would make me happier than to give back to Seattle.”
-hope solo

Below you will find a list of all participating athletes and cities.  

popchips game changers athletes
tim lincecum – san francisco giants         ray rice – baltimore ravens
matt forte – chicago bears                       hope solo – seattle sounders  /usa soccer
deion branch – new england patriots     torii hunter – los angeles angels
tyler bozak – toronto maple leafs             ryan kesler – vancouver canucks
shaun phillips – san diego chargers         gaby sanchez – miami marlins
hunter pence – philadelphia phillies        ryan roberts – arizona diamondbacks
baron davis – new york knicks                  eric decker – denver broncos
dee gordon – los angeles dodgers

Hope Solo plays goalkeeper for the Seattle Sounders and is the current starting goalkeeper for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. In 2008, Solo acted as the starting goalkeeper for the U.S. at the Summer Olympics in Beijing. In 2007 and 2011, Solo played starting goalkeeper for the U.S. team in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. During the 2011 FIFA competition, Solo became the twenty-seventh American woman, and second goalkeeper to reach 100 caps.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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