“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” – John Wooden

4 soccer players in Chennai, India

  • What does Ball Project do?
    • Just one thing. Ball Project helps coaches & community leaders around the world buy balls & sports equipment to help children by helping children play.
  • How does Ball Project help children play?
    • Ball Project raises the needed funds & then wires that money to local community leaders around the world. Local community leaders then use that money to buy balls & sports equipment, & lead games, clinics, camps, teams & leagues for children, young people & adults in their communities.
  • Why does Ball Project do what they do?
    • The Ball Project team believes in the power of play to create a world of hope. We believe that children that play together are less likely to fight each other when they grow up. It is Ball Project’s belief that sport & play teach children valuable life lessons such as discipline, teamwork & goal setting. In addition, we believe that sport & play can help children develop self confidence, physical fitness & a love of the outdoors.
  • Why does Ball Project send money instead of actually sending balls & sports equipment?
    • Good question. Ball Project is 100% volunteer led & does not have the resources, staff or capacity to gather, store & ship balls & sports equipment around the world.
    • There are several reasons that Ball Project only sends money instead of sending balls & sports equipment.
      • Sending money allows local community leaders to buy balls & sports equipment locally which helps their local economies & gives the community leaders more influence in their communities.
      • Gathering & storing balls & sports equipment is very time consuming & expensive administratively.
      • Shipping balls & equipment is very time consuming & expensive administratively.
      • Shipping balls & equipment takes a long time to get the balls & equipment to a project.
      • Shipping balls & equipment requires more people-power & logistics than Ball Project currently has.
  • Is Ball Project looking for more projects around the world?
    • Ball Project is always looking for energetic coaches & community leaders with good projects to help children play, however Ball Project has limited resources, so we may not be able to take advantage of all of the great opportunities & projects that we find.
  • If I have new or used balls & sports equipment can I give them to Ball Project?
    • At this time we cannot accept donations of new or used balls or sports equipment unless you are willing to manage & pay for shipping & logistics to send the equipment to a project.
    • Ball Project suggests you find a school, community center or church that needs equipment & donate your balls & sports equipment locally.