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One World Futbol Project

Humanos, Hermanos

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

I stepped out of our van and I felt in my heart a great sense of spirit, a great sense of dignity. The tribal leader, Jose de Jesus Manruiqe Esquivel, and I connected immediately and I was moved to tears at this moment.

Now That's Some Animal Testing We Can Get Behind

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green

This is the kind of animal testing we can all get behind. The Oakland Zoo announced Friday that some of its strongest exotic animals are the recip...

Turning the World Into a Field of Play

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

Coach Sara from The Football Club Social Alliance celebrates the One World Futbols with the kids in her community (Uganda). Image © 2013 The Footbal...

Transforming a Nation

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

The time has flown. In fact, I've hardly been home since several members of the One World Futbol Project and I experienced our first team ball delive...

The Harvest of Peace in Flanders Field

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 07.27.2013 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

Photo courtesy of One World Futbol Project. To say that I am grateful to each and every known and unknown soldier of today and yesterday who fought...

Into Africa: Zanzibar

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

"Playing soccer gives children time to feel good and experience joy, to bond with teammates, and to be healthy in unhealthy circumstances. The "beautiful game" builds self-esteem and teaches them to treat each other with respect."

The Game Changer

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

Because One World Futbol Project has such a simple, straightforward mission and purpose, we knew positive momentum was always within our reach.

Choosing People, Planet & Profit: Becoming a B-Corp

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 04.24.2012 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

When Lisa and I started the One World Futbol Project, we knew we had the opportunity to create a business that could bring joy to millions of children around the world -- with something as simple as an ultra-durable ball.

Resolve to Give Play Everyday

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 03.25.2012 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

Play is what children need to do -- and keeping the spirit of play alive for children no matter where they are, no matter what their circumstances, is vital.

Giving Thanks by Giving Back

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

It seems like no matter how difficult the circumstances, people around the world still find a way to play. Play is a critical part of rebuilding lives, resolving conflict and keeping your sanity in the midst of chaos.

There Is an "I" in Team

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

The simple fact is that there is an "I" in this team of ours. I am nothing without the team, and they wouldn't be my teammates if it wasn't for the idea of an ultra-durable ball which brought us all together.

From Good for Good

Tamsin Smith | Posted 11.09.2011 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

My fellow panelists and I have been challenged to illustrate "What Good Looks Like" with three examples of innovative solutions from non-profits, foundations, or social enterprises.

How I'm Celebrating Small Business Week

Dal LaMagna | Posted 07.17.2011 | Business
Dal LaMagna

Those of you sitting on the fence about starting a small business, you can celebrate Small Business Week by jumping off the fence and starting yours.

Heroes: Who Are They?

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 06.04.2011 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

It doesn't take superpowers to help change people's lives for the better. Sometimes it just takes a ball -- or a long-sleeved shirt.

Roadies, Refugees and the One World Futbol

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

Inside this crew, there's a core group of folks that are determined to take this quiet competence and use it to contribute to solving bigger problems -- all while being ready for sound check at 4:00 p.m.

A Time of Challenge, a Time of Change -- The Time to Volunteer

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

In this time of challenge and change, we actually have the unique opportunity to look at things differently -- to take action and effect change by getting involved in service of some kind.

Kids Helping Kids Through Soccer

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

Food, shelter and medicine heal and nourish the body. Sports and soccer, build the body and heal and nourish the soul.

Sports for Peace and Development: the Beyond Sports Summit

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tim Jahnigen

Project GreenHands (India) has mobilized over one million rural people through sports to plant and nurture 8.2 million trees in a part of India threatened by disaster from global warming.

Soccer in South Side Chicago--in the Company of Heroes

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

We had the great opportunity to work with Olympic women's soccer legend Julie Foudy and GoGirlGo! Chicago to give 50 balls away to a local league of the American Youth Soccer Organization.

Soccer and Socially Responsible Business

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

When my wife and I decided last year that we needed to start a business to market the "ultra-durable" soccer ball I'd dreamed up several years before, we knew we couldn't settle for business as usual.

Soccer and Social Change - One Million Balls in Three Years

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

Play for children in war zones and refugee camps is critical on every level. Soccer is often the foundation of efforts to improve or rebuild quality-of-life in challenging circumstances.

One World Futbol Project Donates World's Most Durable Soccer Ball

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The image is still so clear for Tim Jahnigen: a documentary of Darfur refugees playing a makeshift soccer game with their ratty bal...