Play Party Picks Los Angeles Sisters for The Ball’s VP Candidate
Press Release – BERKELEY, CA – The Ball, aka “One World Futbol,” today named 12-year-old Taylor Jackson and her 7-year-old sister, Jordyn, as its Vice Presidential running mates. The Los Angeles-area sisters generated significant online support to claim the position as The Ball’s sidekick in its run for President of the United States.
The Ball is running on the three-pronged Play Party Platform to mandate a minimum of 15 minutes of play every day for everyone, everywhere; to provide equal play opportunities for boys and girls and to end play deprivation everywhere it exists. One hundred percent of campaign funds raised will go toward donating balls to Coaches Across Continents, Futbol por La Paz and Playworks.
The Jackson sisters were in school when their mother, Denise, received the call alerting her that they’d been tapped for VP, and photojournalists were unable to record their reaction to the news in real time. But according to Denise, they are “…over the moon at the great news!”
Play Party officials are currently coordinating schedules with the Jackson sisters, who are busy playing soccer and planning a fundraising event for Soaring Samaritans Youth Movement, the non-profit humanitarian organization they founded to deliver sports balls to underserved children worldwide.
In a recent interview, Taylor explained why she and her sister were so keen to fulfill their duties as The Ball’s sidekick: “We founded our charity to fulfill the same purpose of helping youth with positive play. We are a sister team on a mission to help make the world a better place by uniting with people and organizations that want to make a difference for children everywhere. We feel it is important to support uplifting, like-minded organizations such as Coaches Across Continents, Futbol por la Paz and Playworks to help children build community, develop a sense of self-worth and stay healthy through physical exercise.”
The One World Futbol is designed to withstand harsh and remote environments without the need for pumping up, ever. Its existence was inspired by refugee children in Darfur playing soccer with a ball made of trash. One World Play Project makes and sells the durable soccer balls through a buy-one-give-one model that generates ball donations for organizations that spread play to children all over the globe.
About One World Play Project
One World Play Project is a mission-driven business that aims to champion play in all its forms, anywhere and everywhere. We make, sell and distribute products and services to enable play around the world, especially for those living in the harshest environments where play is nearly non-existent. The company is a B Corporation, harnessing the power of business for social good. Collaborating with sponsors, organizations and individuals, One World Play Project has brought the power of play to more than 48 million youth in over 175 countries worldwide.
Chevrolet is an official sponsor of One World Play Project. Together, the partners will donate 2 million Chevrolet-branded One World Futbols by the end of 2018, bringing the power of play to an estimated 60 million youth around the world.
One World Play Project is headquartered in Berkeley, CA with distribution centers in Fremont, CA and Voerde, Germany. For more information, visit www.oneworldplayproject.com or check out our community on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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