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Seattle man killed trying to dribble ball to Brazil
May 16th, 2013 12:07AM

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[OBITUARY] Seattle soccer enthusiast Richard Swanson, whose dream was to dribble a ball 10,000 miles to Brazil for charity, was killed just a few weeks into his journey when he was struck by a pickup truck along U.S. 101 in Lincoln City, Ore.

His website, breakawaybrazil.com, featured his trip from Seattle to Sao Paulo, which began May 1.

Swanson, 42, was a graphic designer after working for many years as a private investigator. He was recently laid off but had no mortgage and recently sold his condo. He began playing soccer about five years ago and supported the Sounders.

The trip was to cover 11 countries and take him to Brazil for the start of the 2014 World Cup. His adventure was to support the One World Futbol Project.

"We are deeply saddened to learn about Richard's death," Lisa Tarver, chief operating officer of One World Futbol Project, said in a statement. "He was a very inspiring man who in a very short time walked his way into many lives. Our thoughts are with his family."

He had just posted a YouTube video on his first day at the beach in Lincoln City:



1 comment
  1. Andres Yturralde
    commented on: May 16, 2013 at 3:17 p.m.
    Sad. Very sad.


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