You helped us make a difference!
On every journey to the World Cup, many thousands of ordinary people make direct contact with The Ball, whether by chance in the street or by attending events, playing with it, signing it and helping it along its way. The Ball brings the World Cup closer to people who wouldn’t otherwise experience it first hand. At the same time, The Ball introduces its audience to the great work that its partners are doing — and shows them the vibrant cultures of the places it visits.
All this helped The Ball 2010 extend the impact of the World Cup from the host country to the wider region and the African continent itself. We still need your support to make a lasting difference.
There are two ways you can make a difference…
Donate to The Ball!
The Ball is run by Spirit of Football CIC, an independent, fan-led, Community Interest Company registered in the UK. Of course we’d prefer to sell you stuff, but for now all we have to sell is the journey and its legacy. We ask your support to make The Ball the very best it can be — both for your reading and viewing pleasure and for the worthwhile organisations who stand to benefit from it. Please use the donate button at the top of the page.
Donate a ball — or three!
Through The Ball 2010, you helped Alive & Kicking reach their goal of donating 100,000 balls to children across sub–Saharan Africa by the start of the 2010 World Cup. As part of this campaign, Alive & Kicking footballs donated by you were transported by DHL to Special Olympics programmes in the African countries that The Ball 2010 visited. Donate to Alive & Kicking through their donations page.