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Ball Project provided $300 recently for us to purchase basketball, volleyballs, and soccer balls for a community sports camp here in Albuquerque. This was the first major project that our local community sports team has attempted, and it went really well!

q3.2019 camp coaching

We did a 3-day sports camp for around 35 kids in the International District, a neighborhood in Albuquerque synonymous with crime, poverty, gang activity, and hopelessness. We partnered together with a local Hispanic church, an after school program, a local basketball coach, and SportQuest.

NM q3.2019 circle talk

Together we were able to provide an excellent experience for these kids that was fun, that helped them play and be active, and that gave them hope. Each day we focused on a specific word: Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose, and we shared a faith story. The kids loved it, and many of them will stay involved with our local organizations and opportunities (church, after school program, basketball skill development, etc.).

NM q3.2019 basketball

This event was such an encouragement to our team, and now we are dreaming about the next step in the development of our team as well as in serving this community. A huge thanks to Ball Project for providing the sports equipment for this project! That was a great blessing and encouragement to us!

NM q3.2019 balls & equipment

Ball Project is thankful for our partners around the world, like this community sports team in Albuquerque, for helping children play.

After a long & eventful journey to South Africa, we are back home again in Indiana & back at work. It was good to go & good to be back.

The trip to South Africa was inspiring & encouraging. We met with many partners & friends.

It was great to get time with old & new partners to talk, drink tea, share stories & find out what is happening & what is working & what isn’t.

As always, Ball Project is grateful for our partners working in South Africa & around the world to help children play.

Netball in South Africa

Here is a long but fun update on Ultimate Frisbee development in Eurasia!

Our work is oriented on creating sports teams in Eurasia. We are forming sport teams in different sport directions. We hold sport conferences. We had one conference and a leader returned to his native town and started to play Ultimate Frisbee with some youth. And in short period of time, a team was formed. They appealed to the local government and asked for sports field for training. The government saw the presentation of a new kind of sport and agreed. Due to this presentation of Ultimate Frisbee, a new team in another town was formed. The local government gave a permission to visit local educational institutions to invite youth to come and learn how to play Ultimate Frisbee.

ultimate frisbee 6.2019
When the team from another country went back home, they decided to go on a trip to visit another city, in the South of their country. 5 leaders of the team went along, and for three days they are going out to Central Park to get acquainted with local youth and to learn how to play Ultimate Frisbee. From that trip, another sport team was formed in this town.

field hockey 6. 2019
We were able to have another conference. There were three teams in Ultimate Frisbee from three different cities. There were 30 young men. They got acquainted with each other, played matches in Ultimate Frisbee, made plans, formed common vision and ways of development of sports in the country.

ultimate frisbee equipment 6.2019
Thanks to Ball Project, we were able to buy most needed equipment for trainings in those towns where teams were formed (active and newly formed). We bought practice jerseys, cones, bibs, disks. 8 teams from 3 countries received training sets.

Ball Project is thankful for our partners working around the world to help in sports development, build community & help children play!

Help children play

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

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