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Players and Celebrities Unite for Soccer Aid

Even though I know as much soccer as the next American, I cannot help but watch Soccer Aid when it comes on every two years. As the biggest charity event in England, many celebrities come together to take part in the game to help children all around the world. Since its conception in 2006 by UNICEF UK ambassador Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes, Soccer Aid is played by two teams: England vs. The Rest of the World. Made up with professional soccer players such as Roy Keane, along with notable celebrities like Michael Sheen, both teams play head to head for the winning trophy. But the real win for these players are the donations that are received during the match. In 2014, Soccer Aid raised 4.2 million British pounds, and the hope is to raise an even larger amount in 2016. As a part of UNICEF, which is a non-profit organization that helps children who suffer from starvation, homelessness, war and conflict, disease, and abuse, the donations received during the soccer aid match helps feed …