• 2015 Hat-Trick Initiative Application Released

    August 18, 2014.  Coaches Across Continents has opened the application process for our 2015 Hat-Trick Initiative.  Communities around the world who are looking to best use sport for social impact should first read our Partner Progam Guide 2015 and then complete and return the Potential Partner Application 2015.

    First consideration will be given to communities who return their application prior to October 1, 2014.

    Last year Coaches Across Continents received interest, inquiries, and applications from over 350 communities in 59 countries on 6 different continents, so competition for our Hat Trick Initiative is extremely competitive.  We look forward to hearing from your community today!

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  • Corporate Social Responsibility Partnership, Tanzania

    photo-1February 26, 2014. It was Monday 17th of Feb 2014. I arrived at Benjamin Mkapa Secondary School and all the teachers asked me where is Brian Mingle Mingle? It is simple question to me, I answered that I am Impact coach from Tanzania country and CAC decided to choose me to represent in running this program and they believe one another teachers from your group will also be Impact coach.

    After few minutes of introduction why Tanzania got the opportunity to run this program for refresh day from the Group of Champions from Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania (SCB), Juanita Mramba represented SCB to open the refresh days in Dar [es Salaam]. She addressed more than 50 teachers, 10 champions from SCB and 7 coaches from Tanzania Football Federation who coach children in different clubs in Dar. They said SCB had their goal to reach 15,000 children at the end of this year. So the teachers are responsible to implement this knowledge back to their school.

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    I started our program by giving the chance to the teachers to review the games they learned last year. They remembered the games although they forget what we learned through those games. I am the one who tried to explain each game and how to connect what we learn to our daily life and address that CAC are using their curriculum to change the life of children through soccer. And I also explained that we are using females as the role models in order to empower females in our country. After two days in Dar, on the last day, CEO (Liz  Lloyd) from SCB came to see what is going on and participated in playing Mingle Mingle (see photo). At the closed celebration few champions, teachers and me, we got gifts for hard work during the training.

    I then went to Arusha to meet with 36 teachers. It was fantastic session because when I arrived in Arusha School, I saw the teachers had revised all the games themselves and explained what we learned in each game. Arusha is the best for the teachers to run this program. They are ready to run this program.

    When I was leaving Arusha at airport it happened one problem with Airport Official who wanted to know why our balls travel with air. So it took time to explain the types of balls [One World Futbols] but then they agree to carry my bag in the flight.

    Last I finished with 46 teachers in Mwanza, which also is very fun to me to run this program alone as Impact coach. I thank CAC and SCB to trust me as a Tanzania citizen to run this program on behalf of Coaches Across Continents.

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    Community Impact Coach, Nico Pota, who was part of our very first program in Kigoma, Tanzania in 2008, has been instrumental in every program we have run in the country during the last 6 years. Over the course of this week Nico ran refresher courses in three locations on behalf of SCB Tanzania and CAC. Sustainability in action. CSR in action. A beautiful partnership and an incredible role model and member of the CAC family. Thank you Nico!

  • Congratulations to our partner One World Futbol

    One World Futbol with Coaches Across Continents

    June 3rd, 2012:  Coaches Across Continents is delighted to announce this partnership between Chevrolet and One World Futbol.

    Chevrolet Celebrates Future of Football Through Partnership with One World Futbol Project

    • One World Futbol Project provides ‘virtually indestructible’ footballs to impoverished regions worldwide
    • Chevrolet pledges 1.5 million footballs as part of three-year agreement

    DETROIT – Chevrolet announced today a three-year partnership with the One World Futbol Project, an award-winning B-Corporation and 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 around the world.

    Chevrolet’s pledge will be executed through a global network of organizations dedicated to helping empower the next generation of footballers.

    “The One World Futbol Project celebrates a primary value that is very close to Chevrolet, that football can touch lives and bring positive change throughout the world,” said  General Motors Global Chief Marketing Officer Joel Ewanick. “We’re excited to support the One World Futbol Project’s mission to rally millions throughout the world to join in this effort and create a global movement for the good of the game and people who are passionate about it.”

    Chevrolet becomes the founding sponsor of the organization, which was established in 2010 due in part to support from world-renowned musician Sting. Chevrolet’s support is part of a companywide global football initiative that includes sponsorship of Barclays Premier League giants Manchester United.

    Coaches Across Continents with One World Futbol in Namibia.

    “In Chevrolet we have a partner that has shown a passion and true appreciation of football’s power to effect positive change,” said Manchester United’s Chief Executive and Chairman of the Manchester United Foundation, David Gill. “Inspiring young people through education and activity stands at the heart of our Manchester United Foundation and we wholeheartedly endorse Chevrolet’s initiative with the One World Futbol Project.”

    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. The company is also an affiliate member of streetfootballnetwork, which connects 94 football-for-social change non-profits in 61 countries.

    One World Futbol inventor Tim Jahnigen, also an accomplished lyricist, 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 by the harsh conditions often facing footballers in some parts of the world.

    “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. “Chevrolet is an ideal partner who shares our belief that football can not only bring people together through the excitement of the game, but can also help heal and rebuild communities impacted by war, disasters and poverty. Through this partnership, we can truly influence millions more lives with the simple power of a durable ball.”

    The One World Futbol Project and ball were inspired by Sting’s song “One World (Not Three).” The development of the ball required 11 months of prototyping and field testing in Africa, Haiti, Iraq and elsewhere. The One World Futbol Project works with organizations and companies all around the world who purchase, sponsor and/or distribute the One World Futbol where it can support lasting play.

    Coaches Across Continents with One World Futbol in Tanzania

    Individuals can also purchase a One World Futbol through a “Buy One Give One” program on the One World Futbol Project website, The purchase of a ball triggers the donation of another ball to organizations working in disadvantaged communities around the world, such as Coaches Across Continents, GOALS Haiti, Right to Play International and Save the Children among others. Those wishing to make donations only or purchase balls for their organization can also do so through the Project website.

    A One World Futbol can outlast and outplay hundreds of regular balls, sustaining play in any environment. The ball never needs a pump and never goes flat, even when punctured multiple times. The One World Futbol can withstand years of use on all types of terrain such as concrete, blacktops, dirt, rocky field or grass and endure harsh conditions without deflating.

    While designed to have the same size, weight and rebound characteristics of a traditional inflated football, the One World Futbol requires no stitching. The material used to make the ball is inert (non-toxic, doesn’t leach) and is extremely rugged. The durability of the One World Futbol helps meet a significant global environmental chal­lenge by eliminating the waste of discard­ed, punctured soccer balls.

    On behalf of this partnership, One World Futbol founder, Tim Jahnigen and Sting appear together in a PSA produced by @radical.media, which will be distributed globally and prominently featured in the Sting 25 iPad App. Please visit www.ChevroletFC.com to join Chevrolet’s efforts and donate a One World Futbol to an area of the world that is in need.

    About Chevrolet

    Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

    About the One World Futbol Project

    Launched in July 2010, the One World Futbol Project developed the One World Futbol—the world’s first virtually-indestructible soccer ball that never needs a pump and never goes flat, even when punctured. For every ball bought at retail, the company donates a second ball to a community in need. The company also sells the One World Futbol directly to institutions and organizations, and works with schools, soccer teams, clubs and other organizations to help them raise funds while generating donated soccer balls at the same time.  The One World Futbol Project is headquartered in Berkeley, California.  To date, the One World Futbol has reached more than 137 countries through at least 138 organizations, keeping the spirit of play alive for an estimated 525,000 children and young people. For more information about the One World Futbol Project, visit www.oneworldfutbol.com.  Follow us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/OneWorldFutbol and Twitter, www.twitter.com/oneworldfutbol.

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    CONTACT :

    Pat Morrissey Tom Henderson
    Chevrolet Communications Chevrolet Communications
    313-407-4548 313-410-2704
    Dana Young Jenn Hwang
    One World Futbol Project One World Futbol Project
    415-378-7998 415-420-3259