About Us

Team Darfur is an international coalition of athletes committed to raising awareness about and bringing an end to the crisis in Darfur, Sudan .

A campaign leading up to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, Team Darfur aims to educate the global public through the unique voice of elite athletes. Team Darfur brings together the world’s Olympic and professional athletes to put international pressure not only on Sudan, but also on those countries that support the policy of inaction in the face of this dire humanitarian crisis.

Fundraising & Awareness

On August 8th, 2008 the Olympic Games will begin in Beijing, China, and the world will turn its attention to the exertions of the globe’s greatest athletes.

But we also want the world to turn its attention to something no one has done enough to stop: the slaughter in Darfur , which has left hundreds of thousands dead and millions in dismal refugee camps.

The Team Darfur wristbands were created as a symbol to show the world that the world’s athletes will act as one to fight for the protection of the people of Darfur.

Joining Team Darfur is a way to support your country’s athletes and enjoy the 2008 Games while showing that you are helping the men, women and children of Darfur.

Team Darfur calls for a celebration of the Olympic spirit, not a boycott.

A campaign leading up to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, Team Darfur aims to educate the global public through the unique voice of elite athletes. Team Darfur brings together the world’s Olympic and professional athletes to put international pressure not only on Sudan, but also on those countries that support the policy of inaction in the face of this dire humanitarian crisis.

Please send all inquiries to: info@teamdarfur.org

Or call us at 202-478-6311

Or send us mail at:
Team Darfur
2120 L Street NW Suite 335
Washington DC 20037

Team Darfur was co-founded by Olympic gold medalist speed skater Joey Cheek and UCLA water polo player Brad Greiner. Joey raised over $1 million in 2006 when he announced he would donate his medal bonuses to relief in Darfur, and encouraged other athletes and sponsors to do the same. After seeing the impact this action had Joey wanted to encourage other athletes to use their time in the spotlight to raise awareness about the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. At the same time, Brad realized that if athletes from around the world wore one symbol showing their commitment to Darfur, people from around the world would support them by raising awareness and funds for relief through purchasing that symbol. From these two realizations Team Darfur, and the Team Darfur sweatbands, were born.