Soccer Balls Over Guns


1,000 children decided that playing soccer was more fun and cool than playing with toy guns.

 

We are all well aware that playing with toy guns and violent video games is the norm in today’s society.  Although there may not be direct ties between violent video games, tv shows and movies to gun violence, we can likely assume that they play a role somehow.

Shows, movies and video games do definitely encourage kids to play with toy guns and other toy weapons.  We can’t do much about what they watch but we can do something about what they play with.

In FC BOLA, for every product we sell, we give a soccer ball to a child in need. This time, we asked the kids to bring their toy guns to exchange them for soccer balls.

  

Let’s play to help stop gun violence

Our mission:  Help end gun violence. Our action: exchange toy guns for a BOLA soccer ball.

Our initiative was very well received in the 3 neighborhoods that we rolled out our Balls Over Guns program. Long lines of kids formed waiting for their turn to drop their toy guns and get a brand new BOLA ball to play with. We exchanged 1,000 toy guns for balls! Plus, we got all the plastic toy guns to recycled.
 
1,000 children decided that playing soccer was more fun and cool than playing with toy guns.
 
Frankly, we don’t only believe this promotes peace, but it’s also way more fun!
 

Soccer Promotes Social Responsibility

Soccer is a great sport. A ball is a very powerful tool for the social development of all children in need. Team work, friendship, unity, responsibility, effort and many other values are learned by playing the ‘Jogo Bonito’ AKA the beautiful game. Values learned when playing with friends can last a lifetime.

Giving back: We have already given over 12,000 BOLA balls to kids in need!

We work for the kids to have an opportunity to be kids.  That means, to be able to hang out with friends and play! We are partnered with 50+ Non-profit organizations that have constant presence in vulnerable communities.
We have already given over 12,000 BOLA balls to kids in need, and this is just the beginning and there is still a lot of work to do. We invite you to join our movement for a better future that promotes peace and health.
 
What we sell and promote is not just a ball, a t-shirt or a snapback... What we sell and promote change.t: get involved! #unitedforachange
 
Bola is more than a ball, because if you play with FC Bola, everybody plays.
 

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