On Saturday, October 24th, Pittsburgh-based Open Field will celebrate a decade of Sport for Social Impact programming at the 10th edition of their Taste of Africa. The virtual rendition of this annual event will again feature authentic African food, an online auction and the first glimpse of a 10-year documentary they are working on – set to premier to the general public later this year.
“We are making the most of the current situation. Like earlier in the year, when we transitioned to virtual programming to reach youth, we wanted to find a way to continue this Pittsburgh tradition,” Justin Forzano, Founder and CEO said. “Plus, who doesn’t love African food?!”
Participants can expect two types of Cameroonian meals, traditional and vegetarian, available for pick up at locations around the city between 4pm-6pm on the event day. Meals will be refrigerated and ready to take home and reheat for the 7pm welcoming and thanks via Zoom, a celebratory toast to 10 years, and viewing of the mini documentary. A VIP option is available and includes complementary wine or Hopspurs beer from local brewer Headley’s, and 10 year anniversary pint glasses. A snack pack, which includes traditional Cameroonian ‘chewables’ like peanuts, chin chin, and candies, is available for pick up or delivery across the continental USA.
Deadline to order is October 15th at midnight and more information can be found on the TOAH event web page.
About Open Field
Here’s our feature story on Open Field published last December.
Open Field’s mission is to improve the lives and futures of youth through sport. Since 2010, Open Field’s global team has engaged more than 4,000 youth in educational soccer programming, mentoring relationships, travel abroad experiences, and cultural exchange in Cameroon, Africa and now Pittsburgh, PA. Our approach to Sport for Good empowers youth to be leaders in their community and gain skills to help them succeed on and off the field.
UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion, UPMC Health Plan, and Hefren Tillotson’s ERA Group are the Champion Sponsors for this event.