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Frequently Asked Questions

One World Play Project

Q: What is One World Play Project?

A: Launched in July 2010, One World Play Project is a social impact company that creates ultra-durable balls to enable play for all. Our flagship product, the One World Futbol, is an unpoppable soccer ball that never needs a pump and never goes flat. Working with sponsors, organizations and individuals, One World Play Project has brought the power of play to an estimated 60 million youth in 185 countries worldwide. The company is based in Berkeley, CA.

Q: Are you a non-profit organization? Will my purchases be tax-deductible?

A: We are not a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so purchases are not tax-deductible. One World Play Project is a California Benefit Corporation, a corporate form specifically designed for social enterprises to pursue both for-profit and non-profit objectives. In short, we use the power of business for social good.

The One World Futbol

Q:What is the One World Futbol made of?

A: The One World Futbol is made from a proprietary, cross-linked closed cell foam. The material is non-toxic and ultra-durable, enabling the ball to withstand harsh environments without wearing out.

Q: Where and how is the One World Futbol manufactured?

A: The One World Futbol is manufactured in Taiwan. The balls are made through a form of injection molding, using proprietary designs, engineering, materials and processes. The machines for the molding process are highly-specialized and require stabilized infrastructure and technical support.

Q: Does the One World Futbol play the same as a regular ball? What are the weight and dimensions of the ball?

A: The One World Futbol is the same size and weight as regulation soccer balls. It was designed with a slightly lower bounce than an ordinary soccer ball to play on rough surfaces such as dirt, concrete and rocky landscapes—but it also plays well on grassy fields and artificial turf.

The One World Futbol comes in two sizes:
*The youth size 4 weighs 12oz/342g and is 8.25in/204mm in diameter.
*The adult size 5 (regulation) weighs 15oz/426g and is 8.75in/221mm in diameter.

Q: How do I purchase the One World Futbol? Can I just buy one ball for myself?

A: The One World Futbol is available for purchase in bulk quantities starting at 2200 balls. You can find more information about pricing and purchasing balls on our bulk purchase page. We no longer sell One World Futbols in quantities less than 2200 balls. However, you may be able to purchase smaller quantities through third-party sellers on Amazon.com.

Q: Where can you ship the One World Futbols to? How are the balls shipped?

A: We can ship One World Futbols anywhere in North America and to most places in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. The balls are shipped fully round (not flattened) in boxes of 10 in 20ft or 40ft containers depending on the quantity ordered.

Q: How long will it take for me to get my balls once I place an order?

A: For an order of our standard blue One World Futbols, it will take approximately 2-4 months after payment is received for the balls to be produced and reach their destination (depending on where they are being sent). For custom balls, the timing can be anywhere from 5-7 months after payment is received, depending on level of customization and shipping destination.