I recently had 2 days of meetings in Orlando with Ball Project partners.

It is exciting & humbling to meet with partners from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central Asia, Europe, the South Pacific, Central & South America. Literally from all over the world.

These people overcome great challenges to serve their communities & to help children by helping children play.

One partner recently had 2 deaths in his family. Another partner is struggling with cancer. Many are having budget issues. Providing balls & sports equipment obviously doesn’t solve these problems.

Being together, even for a short time, sharing stories & coffee (tea in my case) is helpful. Knowing that you are a small part of a big picture is also helpful, because without every part, however small, you don’t have the complete picture.