Tim Jahnigen and Lisa Tarver, One World Futbol Project were one among five of the Social Venture Network’s (SVN) 2013 Innovation Awards winners named on August 8, 2013.
About SVN and the 2013 SVN Innovation Awards:
Since 1987, Social Venture Network (SVN, svn.org) has been the leading network of entrepreneurs who are transforming the way the world does business. SVN connects the leaders of socially responsible enterprises to share wisdom and resources, form strategic alliances and explore new solutions that build a more just and sustainable economy.
The 2013 SVN Innovation Awards winners are changing the way the world does business. They’ve already had enormous impact in reducing waste, promoting health and supporting education and employment in the developing world.
As the world’s leading peer-to-peer network of values-driven entrepreneurs and investors, SVN is proud to support the next generation of socially responsible business leaders. This year’s winners represent the very best of that group – people of all ages and backgrounds, working everywhere from Berkeley to Rwanda. What unites them? The belief that business has the ability – and the obligation – to be a force for good in the world.
About One World Futbol Project:
One World Futbol inventor Tim Jahnigen was inspired to create a nearly indestructible ball after watching news footage of kids in Darfur playing a soccer game using a ball of trash tied up with twine. With a concept and material in mind, Tim set out to design a ball that played like a real soccer ball, but would never need a pump and never go flat—even when punctured multiple times. One World Futbol Project’s mission is to bring the healing power of play to youth worldwide by making, selling and distributing nearly indestructible balls that survive the harshest environments. Collaborating with sponsors, organizations and individuals, One World Futbol Project delivers balls to disadvantaged communities where play and sport are used to foster social change.
Learn more about the One World Futbol Project at: www.oneworldfutbol.com.