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Chevrolet partner with the One World Futbol Project

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Chevrolet partner with the One World Futbol Project

Chevrolet announced a three-year partnership with the One World Futbol Project, creators of the One World Futbol that will result in 1.5 million virtually indestructible footballs being donated to youth in war-stricken zones, refugee camps, disaster areas and other disadvantaged communities.

Since its inception, the One World Futbol Project has positively affected more than 525,000 lives in 137 countries through more than 138 organizations -- including schools, orphanages, and nonprofits -- which use sport to resolve conflicts, teach tolerance and build communities.

Inspiration behind the One World Futbol
One World Futbol inventor Tim Jahnigen was inspired to start the project after watching CNN footage of kids in Darfur playing a football game using a ball of trash tied up with twine. Jahnigen decided to create a ball that would play like a real football but would not be destroyed. The development
took 11 months of prototyping and field testing in Africa, Haiti, Iraq and elsewhere.

Our mission at the One World Futbol Project is to make a meaningful impact by bringing the joy of football and play to youth around the world so that children can be children no matter where they live,” said Jahnigen, co-founder and chief innovation officer at the One World Futbol Project. “Through this partnership, we can truly influence millions more lives with the simple power of a durable ball.

Watch a short video, with the musician Sting and inventor Tim Jahnigen, discussing the Chevrolet & One World Futbol Project.


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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 23:00