During the 2010 SCWC, the team fielded by the FFA managed to beat the Brazil team, 6-2.
Putting together this year's team of 18 involved a much wider search all over the Philippines, as Moore wanted a truly national team to represent the country at the SCWC. The 2010 team was composed mainly of street children from Metro Manila.
Because of the rising popularity of football here in the country, as well as the Philippine team's performance in the 2010 SCWC, Moore says it has been easier to draw attention not just to the 2014 team, but to the state of street children here in the Philippines as well.
In the lead-up to the announcement of the SCWC Team Philippines roster last week, the FFA Facebook page uploaded photos and short profiles of some of the members of the 2014 team.
Even now, Moore is already looking beyond the SCWC. The group already sponsors the education of more than 40 street children, and is looking to establish their own Fairplay Academy, which aims to offer quality education to the residents of Payatas.
Steve Sangiacomo, Sangiacomo Family Vineyards, recently was elected SCWC chairman; Jim Murphy, 4001 Cellars, was named vice president, and Joe Dutton, Dutton Ranch, secretary.
SCWC has been instrumental in bringing the issue of conjunctive labeling--using both "Sonoma County" and any sub-appellation together on labels--before the state legislature.
Additionally, Sonoma winegrape growers' biggest asset is their farmland, and SCWC's marketing work has helped build the value of that land and the value of their grapes, Levine said.
This month, SCWC will launch a new communications tool to get its complicated message out: an online, interactive map of county vineyards.
Produced in partnership with the Map Store, Windsor, Calif., the map allows SCWC members to accurately outline their vineyard properties and include aerial photos.
To further reduce the use of pesticides, the SCWC
is studying optimum time and dosage in local conditions with UC Davis.