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Katie Couric & Charity Ball Founder, Ethan King

A few weeks back I flew to New York and did an interview with Katie Couric on the Katie Couric Show. First, I want to say that Katie is one of the coolest, nicest people you’ll ever meet. She’s a lot fun and obviously cares about the world and the needs of others. Katie’s team is also amazing – especially producer Lori Beecher. The entire team treats you like you’re the most important person on the planet. Prior to the interview I spent about an hour and a half in an ABC green room. Every 5-10 ten minutes Lori or one of Katie’s other producers would come down and check on me. Gearing up for the show is sort of like gearing up for a big game. Your heart pumps fast and you do all you can to focus yourself on what’s in front of you. As I walked down the stairs and behind the set, I could feel the butterflies starting to move around in my stomach. They checked my mic, set me up with a little makeup and gave me a quick overview of when and where I needed to go.

When I finally entered the stage, and sat down in the chair across from Katie, it was like the game had started. The adrenaline kicked in and I felt right at home. Honestly, it was a lot of fun! The best part was right towards the end of the segment when a stagehand brought out a wheelbarrow full of soccer balls. Katie said that Johnson & Johnson loved what we were doing and was giving 500 soccer balls to Charity Ball that would be donated to kids in Brazil. How sweet is that?

I want to thank Katie and her team for the cool opportunity and the meaningful experience. I also want to thank the folks at Johnson & Johnson for the distinguished honor of being named a Champion of Care.

Fox’s World Cup Correspondent Interviews Ethan King

Fox’s national correspondent, Bryan Llenas caught up with with our founder, Ethan King while he was in New York City last week. (Bryan is currently down in Brazil covering the latest and greatest World Cup action) While kicking the ball around in Central Park, the two of them talked Charity Ball and the mission to share The Beautiful Game with kids around the world. US Fox affiliates aired the story over the weekend. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check it out below.

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