New Soccer Ball Company Seeks to Change the Game
May 07, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsPass It Forward, LLC, is an organization that provides environmentally friendly soccer equipment to children in need around the world through a 'Pay It Forward' approach. We are committed to the global soccer community by sharing the passion of soccer and providing an opportunity for others to give back. When you buy a Pass It Forward match quality soccer ball, another is donated to a child in need both within the United States and worldwide.
Pass It Forward was founded by two people — a soccer professional and a teacher — who were seeking a way to combine soccer and social consciousness. While you don't need much to play soccer, millions of children around the world do not have the means to participate in the game. From disadvantaged kids in Africa who make their soccer balls out of trash bags and twine, to sports clubs in the United States struggling to buy acceptable equipment, it is clear that there is a need to make soccer equipment more readily available.
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So, why soccer? Soccer is the world's most popular sport, with followers around the globe who all share the same passion. All you need for a game is one ball, and anyone can participate. But soccer is more than a game; it extends far beyond training players to shoot, pass and defend. Soccer instills lifelong lessons of teamwork, leadership, concentration, endurance and good sportsmanship. It promotes cultural identity and pride, as many cities and countries around the world have local and national teams. Moreover, since soccer is a universal sport, many organizations around the world have started using soccer as a peace-building activity. It's also an excellent way to stay healthy and keep active.
Our first donations are to the American Haitian Foundation, Los Angeles Team Mentoring, Etomba Combined School in Namibia, Kimironko Freedom Tree Nursery School in Rwanda and the Boys and Girls Club of Pomona through Passback, a program run by the US Soccer Foundation. Pass It Forward has also formed a partnership with Teen Azkals, the youth national football team of the Philippines, to bring 300 soccer balls to barangays and public middle schools throughout the Philippines. Teen Azkals is working with MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino and Mandaluyong City Mayor Benhur Abalos on this very special project.
Join our cause, spread the word and buy a ball. Be a game changer.