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Charity Ball Welcomes Hutt Trucking

By Get Involved, Media, News

Charity Ball is proud to welcome Hutt Trucking as a 2017 corporate sponsor.

Located in Holland, Michigan Hutt Trucking specializes in supply chain services—offering trucking, deep frozen warehousing, and third-party logistics services.

“Mr. Hutt is a great business man and person. He cares about people and wants to leverage his business to make a difference. We’re excited to have Hutt Trucking on board for 2017 and look forward to developing our relationship even more in the future.”

-Ethan King, Charity Ball Founder

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Katie Couric & Charity Ball Founder, Ethan King

By Media

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.
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Fox’s World Cup Correspondent Interviews Ethan King

By Media

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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Pass the Ball Documentary

By Media

Welcome to the premiere of the short film “Pass the Ball” a documentary featuring Ethan King and Neven Subotic. The live stream with Ethan from New York begins at 7:20pm this Wednesday night, December 18. The following link will take you to Charity Ball’s live stream account.

Since 2010, Charity Ball has delivered hundreds of soccer balls to kids in 21 countries around the globe.

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Special thanks to Dress Code New York, Sappi, the Neven Subotic Foundation and Vox United.