BWB aims to distribute soccer balls to Refugee Camps and areas affected by armed conflict throughout the world.
The distribution of soccer balls fulfills three goals:
- To provide a form of Play Therapy to children growing up in refugee camps, war-torn regions, and areas affected by natural disaster. Play Therapy is the first step in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children.
- Involving US teams and individuals in the donation process creates an avenue for cultural awareness through the common language of soccer, 'The World's Game'
- Just as the World Cup was created in 1930 to bring nations together under a diplomatic umbrella after World War I, BWB hopes to create an avenue for Peace by transcending differences in culture, socio-economic standing, or any other barriers that are forgotten when people find a common ground in physical activity.
Picture: Happy recipients of a ball shipment to the Iraq-Jordanian border; photo courtesy of US Marines Corps Special Operations Team