Jon Burns


Turning soccer fans into an army for good

Burns has made it his mission to turn that fan fervor into something more. His UK-based nonprofit,Lionsraw mobilizes soccer fans to volunteer in cities hosting the World Cup and other major tournaments.That idea struck him during the match when he was watching a game. Since 2006, Burns' group has enlisted more than 500 volunteers to work on construction projects, educational programs and soccer clinics that have helped nearly 6,000 children.He helps people in Curitiba, Brazil. In my opinion he is the hero, because he has hero qualities, he is generous, selfless, confident and he is doing his best to achieve his goal no matter what.