World of Children© Award is proud to partner with Molten – one of the world’s top suppliers of athletic balls and sports equipment – in support of their Pass It Forward program. The Pass It Forward program is part of Molten’s Give Joy initiative and is designed to provide youth participants the tools they need to share the joy of sport and play with other children while engaging them in meaningful discussion regarding the importance of philanthropy, sportsmanship and accountability.
Together, World of Children Award and Molten are furthering our collective mission of helping children. This year, we teamed up with 2012 World of Children Award Youth Honoree Kyle Weiss and his program, FUNDaFIELD, to bring the joy of sport and play to the children he serves. Kyle and his brother founded FUNDaFIELD in 2007 with the plan to build soccer fields in regions where children have experienced conflict or major trauma. To date, Kyle has built fields for children in Haiti and many nations throughout Africa including Kenya, South Africa and Uganda. FUNDaField’s affinity for spreading the love of sport to the world fell right in line with the goals of Molten’s Give Joy program, Pass It Forward. “FUNDaFIELD firmly believes in the power of sports to change the lives of children everywhere,” said Weiss. “Molten’s Pass it Forward program is the perfect platform to demonstrate the power of that idea.”
During their partnership, Molten provided FUNDaFIELD with 300 soccer balls and also gave Kyle and his team additional balls for every Pass it Forward application received from his organization. These balls were a perfect addition to the FUNDaFIELD mission of using sport to uplift those who have faced serious hardship in their lives. Kyle and his team of FUNDaFIELD members will continue to work with Molten to spread the message of Pass it Forward and help expand the program.
World of Children Award looks forward to continuing its partnership with Molten USA with the selection of a new Honoree and Pass It Forward Ambassador in the Fall of 2015.
How Does Pass It Forward Work?
Molten has committed to the distribution of Pass It Forward volleyballs, basketballs and soccer balls throughout the United States. Each ball is printed with three simple instructions: Play with it, Post about it, Pass it on!
By encouraging Pass It Forward participants to pass their ball forward to someone new, Molten gives them the opportunity to start a meaningful conversation about sportsmanship, philanthropy and the joy of giving. In all things, Molten encourages youth to be educated and active.
How Can You Help?
You can learn more about the Pass It Forward program by visiting moltenusa.com/passitforward. Participants can leave comments, upload photos and access educational information.
You can also lend your support to our Honorees, like Kyle, whose selfless efforts are responsible for bringing joy, protection, education and more to thousands of children around the globe. Sign up for our newsletter to stay in touch, or give a donation today.
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