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Ball Project. My passion is connecting resources & opportunities.

I love simple practical solutions. Given my global network of friends & community leaders, Ball Project is a simple solution to help children play.

A few years ago I was asked, “If money were no object & you knew you could not fail, what would you do?” That is the moment when I seriously started considering the potential of Ball Project.

Reading Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson’s great book Rework really lit a fire under me that if I didn’t do something with Ball Project, no one else would. So I did something.

Soccer practice in Chennai India

Soccer practice in Chennai India

Many children around the world make their own soccer balls. Here are instructions on how you can make one of your own.

1. Take rags and tear in long strips.
2. Start with a knot (or a small rock) and begin wrapping in a ball.
3. Connect rag strips with small, tight knots.
4. When ball is large enough (or you run out of rags) fasten last strand to the wound up rags and tuck knot as far into the woven rags as possible.

Ball Project exists to get real soccer & other balls to community leaders to help children play.

A young boy in Mozambique shows off his plastic bag ball.

A young boy in Mozambique shows off his plastic bag ball. Most kids in developing nations use balls like this.

Speakers of 2 languages are bilingual. Speakers of 3 languages are trilingual. Speakers of 1 language are American. I am American & speak only English.

However I do speak the truly global language of sport & helping children play.

Ask me anything

Help children play

“Give me a ball and I’ll have a thousand kids chasing after it.” –Solomon, Kenya

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