BWB aims to distribute play balls to kids growing up in Refugee Camps, areas affected by armed conflict, and natural or or man made disasters throughout the world.

The distribution of soccer balls fulfills three goals:

A family in a remote village in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan recieves a toy they otherwise would never of had access to 2009

  1. To provide a form of Play Therapy to children growing up in refugee camps, war-torn regions, and areas affected by disaster. Play Therapy is the first step in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in children.
  2. Involving US Youth, Leagues, and individuals in the donation process creates an avenue for cultural awareness through the common language of soccer, ‘The World’s Game’.
  3. Just as the World Cup was created in 1930 to bring nations together under a diplomatic umbrella after World War I, BWB hopes to create an avenue for Peace by transcending differences in culture, socio-economic standing, or any other barriers that are forgotten when people find a common ground in physical activity.
Picture: Happy recipients of a ball shipment to the Iraq-Jordanian border; photo courtesy of US Marines Corps Special Operations Team

Happy recipients of our very first ball shipment to the Awazi Kurdish Refugee camp along No Man's Land on the Iraq-Jordanian border 2007

Balls Without Borders is a registered 501(c)(3) Public Charity Non-Profit Organization helping children in need find a new perspective through sport. Photos and current activity reports will be updated periodically so please check back.