Gutierrez celebrates Nothing But Nets' fifth anniversary

Union head of scouting and player development speaks on panel in New York

NEW YORK (November 10, 2011) – Philadelphia Union Head of Scouting & Player Development Diego Gutierrez participated in Nothing But Nets’ Five-Year Anniversary Summit as a panelist in the discussion Building a Movement: Our Five Year Story at the Friar’s Club in New York City on Wednesday, November 9.

Along with Gutierrez, the panel also included ESPN's Rick Reilly, former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo, actor Tom Cavanaugh and Boy Scout Nathaniel Stafford.

"I am honored to continue being part of this magnificent campaign which truly saves lives and makes a difference for millions of people around the world,” said Gutierrez. “Judging by our progress, it's hard to believe we've been active and serving for only five years. I am committed to it and I look forward to continue taking part in this battle until malaria is eradicated." 

The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign brought together a vast selection of partners and global health leaders to share best practices, better understand the unique role played by each individual in the fight against malaria, and feed into the campaign’s strategy for the year ahead.

Since 2007, Gutierrez has served as a national spokesman for Nothing But Nets, a global grass-roots program designed to save children from malaria. He and his wife, Ginna, along with their three children, have helped raise more than $30 million in donations to the Nothing But Nets campaign. These efforts gained him induction to the World’s Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in 2009, joining the legendary Pelé as the only two soccer players to receive the honor.

To send a net and save a life, visit www.nothingbutnets.net.