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Saturday 19 April 2014

Pascal turns attention to fundraising for Haiti

Pascal Millien at his Riverstown home reading The Sligo Champion

PASCAL MILLIEN, Sligo Rovers' flying winger, certainly won't be idle during the winter months.

After earning a special place in the hearts of the Showgrounds faithful, the Haitian international is set for a hectic close season.

Last week-nd he hosted a fundraiser for his ' Millien Dreams Foundation' and the next few months will be spent pursuing this aspect of his life.

He's travelling to America in a few weeks time where he wil continue his fundraising efforts with the help of former Tampa Bay Rowdies team mates.

And then he'll be heading home to Haiti for a massive fundraising concert and soccer tournament.

Through the 'Millien Dreams Foundation', Pascal raises money to aid those affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti two years ago.

He hopes the fund will provide schools and sports facilities for children in his home town of Leogane.

In the meantime, he'll be organising a number of soccer camps and tournaments, the next of which takes place in Leogane from December 14th to 16th.

"That will be one of the biggest events hosted by the Foundation so I'm really looking forward to going home for that," he says.

And if all that wasn't enough, Pascal has also been selected for the Haitian squad for an international tournament to be held in Panama from November 16th to 18th.

"It's a bit complicated because I have so much else to fit in so I don't know yet if I will be able to play for Haiti in Panama," he explains.

Like so many of his Rovers team mates, Pascal is not sure if he will be back in Sligo for the 2013 season.

"If things work out, I would love to come back," he says.

"I'm very happy in Sligo and the local people have been incredible, not only supporting me as a footballer but also as a musician

and fundraiser."

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