About Charity Ball

Supported by the likes of Katie Couric, MLS’ Brian Dunseth, Michael Bradley and Borussia Dortmund’s Neven Subotic, Charity Ball is a non-profit organization that provides new quality soccer balls to children in poverty-stricken communities around the world.

The Beautiful Game

Soccer has the power to unite races, awaken self-worth and help children cope with hardship and loss. It can empower big dreams and give the next generation a reason to pursue a more beautiful life and world.

Trash Balls

The gift of a new soccer ball can change the world for a kid. Millions of children living in poverty will never own a real ball. Crude substitutes made from trash and string are their only option. We believe they deserve better.

how Charity Ball delivers balls

How We Work

Partner organizations & US couriers assist us in identifying potential recipients. Once a project receives approval, couriers accompany charity balls to their appointed destination for hand-delivery.

Charity Ball delivers Fiifa Quality soccer balls

FIFA Endorsed

Every Charity Ball soccer ball is new and FIFA-endorsed. To prove our work, recipients are photographed with their new balls and shared on our blog and social media.

Charity Ball funding


Charity Ball is 501(c)(3) tax-deductible soccer charity registered with VOX. Tax ID #20-8989756. Private donors (like you!) and corporate sponsors help us keep the ball rolling.

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Pass The Ball

“Pass The Ball” is a documentary short produced by Dress Code featuring Charity Ball founder, Ethan King and Borussia Dortmund’s Neven Subotic. The film follows Ethan and Neven to rural Mozambique where they host a “once in a lifetime” soccer event for kids in one of the poorest regions of the world, and hand-deliver 500 soccer balls.

Meet the Founder

Ethan King founded Charity Ball when he was 10 years old.

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Map Our Recipients

Check out our interactive map and see what countries we’ve been to.

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