‘Water for the World’ initiative

Major sponsor Stratco will make a special presentation to World Vision CEO Rev. Tim Costello prior to the match with Melbourne Heart.

Adelaide United-s proud back of shirt sponsor Stratco will make a special cheque presentation to World Vision CEO Rev. Tim Costello prior to the Reds- match against Melbourne Heart tomorrow night as part of Stratco-s ‘Water for the World- project.

Rev. Costello will be in attendance at the Reds- final game of the season to accept a cheque from Stratco for what currently stands at $50,000 after the building and home improvement company committed $2,000 to World Vision-s new water and health project in Burundi, Africa for every goal Adelaide United scored in the Hyundai A-League season.

Prior to heading to Adelaide, Rev. Costello expressed his gratitude to Stratco for their generosity and emphasised the unique connection football has with the people and areas that World Vision provides assistance to.

“Whenever I visit World Vision's work overseas I see kids playing football. Our supporters often tell me they get letters from their sponsor children saying how they love playing football with their friends,” Rev. Costello said.

“This game unites nations around the world and it has been an honour for World Vision to partner with Stratco and Adelaide United this season.”

"For every goal this season Stratco has donated $2000 which means clean water for 100 households in Burundi. I'm looking forward to being at Hindmarsh on Friday night for the last game of the season. Hopefully the Reds win and score a few more goals."

For the launch of the initiative, a moving 60 second video was produced, featuring Reds striker Sergio Van Dijk. Click here to view the footage, while fans at tomorrow night-s game can also join the twitter discussion #water4theworld.

Adelaide United FC is honoured to be involved in the initiative and to be able to help out such a worthy cause. People can donate to World Vision by visiting www.worldvision.com.au.