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The big idea behind Ball Project is: children that play together are less likely to fight each other when they grow up.

The mission of Ball Project is to help children play.

Ball Project helps children play by working to get balls & equipment for sports & games to community leaders & coaches around the world.

Ball Project partners help children play in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, North & South & Latin America, & the South Pacific. Ball Project partners help children play in orphanages, prisons, refugee camps, rehab centers, schools & community leagues & clinics.

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A decent soccer ball can cost anywhere from $6 in Mozambique to close to $80 in the South Pacific.

Ball Project is entirely volunteer led & made possible by the support of our partners & donors.

Check out The Power of Play to learn more.

& obviously, Ball Project is grateful for our partners around the world working to improve their communities & to help children play.

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Sometimes things just work out.

Recently some friends went to the Caribbean to visit some friends & projects.

It ended up that Ball Project was able to help send 50 Ultimate discs, 20 soccer balls, 50 baseballs & some air pumps to Cuba.

Ball Project is always thankful for our friends & happy to help children play.

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Cuba boy with ball on beach

I am home from a great week of meetings with partners from around the world.

Lots of updates, lots of conversations, lots of Five Guys, lots of Starbucks. I am always amazed by the universality of coffee culture, even though I only drink tea. But as I always say, you can’t spell TEAM without TEA.

I left the time encouraged by the exciting projects our Ball Project partners are developing in Romania, South Africa, Kenya, Bangladesh, India, Niger & beyond.

Our key partners in Guatemala are working to take the photography & life skills program The Viewfinder Project into juvenile detention centers & old age homes.

One of our key partners in Nigeria is building relationships & new partnerships by lending out books like Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson’s “Rework” & Todd Henry‘s “Die Empty.”

A key partner in Uganda is bringing solar power to homes, schools, health clinics & churches in remote villages that do not have electricity.

Key partners in Dominica & Jamaica are working with a bankrupt sport manufacturing company to buy high quality soccer balls at a steep discount to empower youth sports programs in the Caribbean.

I am also working on connecting some Caribbean partners together in Haiti later this year.

As usual, I am grateful for & inspired by our amazing partners working diligently & creatively to help children by helping children play.

Future footballers in South Africa

Future footballers in South Africa

Help children play

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

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