Wilson Campaign Reboots!
Three years ago, the Wilson Campaign to raise One World Futbols came to a glorious end. Donors had sponsored 179 unbreakable soccer balls for distribution to children and adults in disadvantaged communities around the world. And Wilson, my traveling companion, who had become lost while ascending Mount Adams in Washington State, ended up being planted atop that mountain. It was a fitting climax to an entertaining saga of travel and fund raising.
Since then, I have spent time distributing the balls, in the company of a little Wilson, originally called “Jr.,” but now affectionately known as Jeanne Baptiste, who is riding on my backpack in the photo at the end of this post. (If that picture suggests the Sacawagea dollar coin with the image of Sacawagea and her papoose, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, well, that might be a coincidence.)<
Now, by popular demand, the Wilson Campaign has been reopened and we are accepting more donations. Very shortly, the final distribution of the first 179 balls will be complete, with most of the four dozen remaining balls joining me in the impoverished nation of Malawi in Southeast Africa. Meanwhile, donors have asked how they may purchase more balls, and that is the reason we have rebooted the Wilson Campaign and re-set the counter.
f you want to follow the adventures of distribution, just keep an eye on your e-mails, because we will be notifying you with each new post.. And if you choose to make a donation, You can do so by visiting this page.
Robert and Jeanne Baptiste<
How You Can Help
Through the Give Balls program, you can buy a One World Futbol for $28 USD that will be given to an organization working with youth in disadvantaged communities worldwide. To follow my current campaign, please turn to Spirit of Wilson: The saga continues. For prior “seasons,” please turn to I (story of distribution); and Brimstone and Ice (the story of the fund raising adventure)
Oh, let’s say 100. But actually, no expectations. No limits. Share the joy of helping others effortlessly as an integral part of living a good life. When I write something that is entertaining enough, feel free to make another donaton. Or maybe consider starting a campaign of your own. Some people have really gotten into this program!
Check out the stories below for more info about the Wilson campaign: