One World Futbol Project, Landon Donovan and the LA Galaxy Foundation teamed up for the “Play It Forward” campaign to give children and youth in challenging circumstances the opportunity to play, using the One World Futbol.
In total, this campaign raised more than 530 One World Futbols to benefit the LA Galaxy Foundation and their ongoing work in the community.
Donovan and the LA Galaxy Foundation also issued a personal challenge to help generate more balls for children and youth served by the Foundation. For the first 100 One World Futbols purchased through the campaign (“Buy One, Give One” and “Give Balls” options), Donovan and the LA Galaxy Foundation each matched with an additional ball for the organizations served by the Foundation. These matches are reflected in the campaign total.
Our mission is to bring the healing power of play through the One World Futbol to youth living in disadvantaged communities worldwide. We believe that play is a necessity of life—children need to play to learn and grow. In play, every child is a superhero, dreams can be realized, traumatic moments are temporarily forgotten and healing can begin—that is the power of play.