Posted By PayNW July 20, 2020

A ball is an invitation to play

PayNorthwest is proud to support RAVE Foundation’s One Ball Program, which seeks to distribute 100,000 high-quality soccer balls to children in under-served communities by 2026. The philanthropic arm of Seattle Sounders FC, RAVE encourages children to play freely, eliminating barriers to participation – space, equipment, field time – by building small fields that provide a safe place for children to be active.

By giving every child a soccer ball, the One Ball Program creates more inclusive communities and empowers all children to be active and healthy.

RAVE Foundation’s work continues through the COVID-19 pandemic. By partnering with Food Lifeline, RAVE was able to include soccer balls for 250 families when they picked up fresh groceries at CenturyLink Field.

As we navigate the pandemic and reckon with a summer of cancelled activities, safe outlets that allow children to stay active are as important as ever. A ball is an invitation to get outside and (safely) play soccer!

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