Soccer or football if you prefer, is the most popular sport in the world and for many of us, kicking a ball is second nature. Although it’s likely that the billion or so kids living in poverty and the 25 million child refugees across the global have never experienced the simple joys of owning one.
Park is a socially conscious soccer brand that’s developed the Pass-a-ball project through partnerships with global charities to get soccer balls onto the feet of kids that need them most. It works like this: For every Park ball sold, an identical ball is passed on to a child in need. Park views the project as a way of revitalising migrant and disadvantaged communities and providing a symbolic bridge between the haves and the have-nots.
Park has donated over 600 soccer balls to charities such as the Asylum Seeker Resource Center in Melbourne and Orphfund in Uganda, plus created further opportunities for 8,000 children across 8 countries. The Park brand was founded in 2015 by former Apple Global Creative Director Sam Davy and Tara Montoneri with operations in Melbourne and New York.
You can purchase a Park soccer ball for AUD $40. It’s a great oppurtunity to help the less fortunate and feel better about yourself at the same time. Why not gift your ball when it arrives for extra good feels?