Tupande Kileleni: Let’s Climb to the Summit Together By Patrick Steenberge

The story of the 2011 Global Kilimanjaro Bowl – the first college American football game ever staged in Africa, as told from the viewpoint of event producer Patrick Steenberge in Tupande Kileleni: Let’s Climb to the Summit Together – is now available to download as an e-book or to order as a paperback.

Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 10.03.34 PMStudent-athletes from the United States and Mexico showcased the sport they love to an eager crowd of 12,000 intrigued Tanzanians, key political leaders and a worldwide TV audience, then bonded while serving the local community and ascending the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro. This dream came true through leadership, teamwork and international cooperation among visionary, dedicated men and women in Tanzania, Mexico and the United States.

“In January 2010 Coach Chris Creighton of Drake University came to me with his dream, to take his football team to Tanzania to compete, to serve, to experience and to summit Mount Kilimanjaro,” explains Steenberge. “On May 26, almost 18 months later, 134 of us stood together on top of the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, as one team.

“This story should inspire everyone who reads it to dream, believe, persevere and work in cooperation with others. As the sub-title reads, it will motivate folks to Create your Team; Develop their Dream.”

The e-book can be downloaded or a paperback copy ordered through Tate Publishing at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore. Tupande Kileleni will be available in bookstores and other online sites on March 10. Proceeds from book sales will go to fund future fresh water wells in Tanzania’s Singida Region through the Global Football Foundation, with the first well having been funded and completed in 2013.

Direct link to book: https://www.tatepublishing.com

For more information or interview requests please contact Michael Preston on (001) 781-363-0305 or send an email to [email protected].

Kili Camp Summit

About Global Football:

Since 1996 Global Football has provided amateur football players, coaches, families and fans the opportunity to travel and compete internationally with similar people of differing cultures. During that time they have produced games and tours in 21 countries on 6 continents, including the 2012 and 2014 GIFT events staged in Ireland alongside the NCAA college football games. Through these games, clinics and tours the people involved experience and learn about unique lands, fascinating people, and the sports environment in different parts of the world. Global Football has become the world’s largest exporter and producer of American football outside of the USA.

Contact Patrick Steenberge: Tel: 817-219-7274
Email: [email protected]

John McKeon
John McKeon is a former professional and collegiate American Football player and coach now living and working in New York. His goal is to spread news, information, and opinion on the global growth of the sport he loves.
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