Every year we look back and highlight some of the the best of the best that’s happened in the world of soccer and the world of Charity Ball. 2014 was an amazing year on many fronts. After sifting through all the good stuff, our team has identified what we consider the top 14 happenings of 2014.
Check em out.
14. Nike’s “Risk Everything” Campaign
Definitely one of the sickest soccer/football campaigns of 2014.
13. Charity Ball featured in People Magazine, Time, and Sports Illustrated
Huge thanks to the many media outlets that featured Charity Ball this past year.
12. Real Madrid vs. Manchester United at The Big House in Ann Arbor, MI & the 109,318 person wave
Without a doubt, one of the best soccer games ever.
11. Bumpy Pitch partners with Charity Ball, introduces new “Pass Back” Tee
Big props to Brian, Ben, ISPS and the guys. Thanx for the ongoing support!
10. Continental Tire partners with Charity Ball, donates 1000 Adidas Soccer Balls
The folks at Continental Tire are amazing. Watch our Twitter feeds for upcoming recipient pix.
9. Landon Donovan wraps up a stellar career
Arguably the most iconic US player ever. We’ll miss your presence on the pitch. Bonus Footlocker vid below.
8. Johnson & Johnson partners with Charity Ball to hand-deliver 500 new soccer balls to kids in Brazil
An incredible company that sincerely cares. Thanx for believing in what we do.
7. The reincarnation of the Nike Mercurial Superfly
Soccer innovation at it’s best.
6. Fox interview in Central Park with Bryan Llenas
Awesome interview, awesome guy. Thanx Bry.
5. Real Madrid wins the UEFA Champion’s League Final
Congrats to Los Blancos on winning La Décima!
4. Ethan King writes for the Huffington Post
Thanx for the opportunity HP!
3. The FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil & The USMNT
Thanx to Jurgen and the guys for giving us a reason to believe.
2. Katie Couric features Charity Ball & Ethan King on the Katie Couric Show
One of the sweetest ladies on the face of the planet. Katie, thanx for helping us make it more beautiful.
1. The incredible people across the planet who helped us make it happen in 2014
The real heroes. Charity Ball is what it is because of you!