How We're Making a Difference
Portland Barefoot’s 5th Annual 3v3 Tournament and World Soccer Festival celebrated the beautiful game of soccer. Participants lost their shoes to play a minimum of four 15-minute-long matches throughout the all-day festival. Portland Barefoot is the largest barefoot tournament in the country benefiting Grassroot Soccer.
Grassroot Soccer is an international HIV nonprofit using the power of soccer to educate, inspire and mobilize communities to stop the spread of HIV. Over 630,000 adolescents and teens have graduated from the program in 16 African countries.
Throughout the tournament, soccer fans and followers helped make an even greater impact by supporting this campaign with One World Play Project. For every ultra-durable One World Futbol purchased through Buy One, Give One program, One World Play Project gave a second ball to the designated recipients: Grassroot Soccer, programs in Haiti and local programs in Portland, Oregon.
The One World Futbol is ideal for the rocky fields lined with glass and garbage where most of the world plays. The ball never needs a pump and never goes flat, even when punctured. The One World Futbol enables endless play, allowing children to be children.
For more information on Portland Barefoot Soccer, visit www.portlandbarefootsoccer.org.
This campaign raised 27 One World Futbols for Grassroot Soccer and organizations working with youth in Haiti and Portland. It also raised $135 that was put toward the purchase of five more One World Futbols for the recipient organizations, so Portland Barefoot Soccer raised 32 One World Futbols total.