Grassroots Soccer to receive $5,000 for Every Goal Thierry Henry Scores in 2013

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In partnership with the Arsenal legend, investment bank Goldman Sachs will donate for every goal and assist Henry tallies this season.

Goldman Sachs and Thierry Henry have announced a rather unusual investment with the charity Grassroot Soccer.

For the remainder of this season Goldman Sachs Gives, the charitable branch of the investment bank, will donate $5,000 for every goal Henry scores and $2,500 for every assist he provides to Grass Root Soccer – a charity that combats the spread of AIDS in developing nations through the power of football.

“Grassroot Soccer is all about using role models and the power of soccer to motivate and educate young people on how to live healthy lives,” said Gregg Lemkau, Goldman Sachs Managing Director and GRS Global Board member in a statement. “Thierry Henry is not only a soccer star but a great role model for young people around the world. Goldman Sachs Gives and GRS are excited to turn his skills on the field into tangible life skills for young people.”

The Thierry Henry Challenge, as it has been dubbed, starts immediately and will continue until the end of the 2013 MLS season.

Henry will be looking to send GRS their first $5,000 this Saturday when his club New York Red Bulls take on strugglers Columbus crew.

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