Tag Archive: joy


Marci Halili Akoma and her partner Kathy have scored in Indonesia AGAIN!!!!  This time on the island of Java.  Thanks to these two kind and compassionate souls, Travel With Balls is on a roll!… Continue reading

Bali Is Now Ball-y! GOAL Indonesia!

What’s up Team TWB?!  Things had been quiet for a while — we hadn’t heard of anyone scoring a goal since our trip to Brazil for World Cup 2014, when we personally gave… Continue reading


The sweetest goal of the 2014 World Cup in Brasil didn’t take place on a grassy pitch in one of the country’s 12 gleaming stadiums, but in a dusty square on the tiny… Continue reading

GOOOOOOAL ETHIOPIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GOOOOOOOOAL ETHIOPIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, after a long scoring drought TWB is again putting balls in the back of the net, scoring goals for joy! After learning that Jeremie Brillant had given 10 soccer balls… Continue reading


So a man walks into a bar…No, this isn’t the beginning of a joke, it’s how we came to meet the extraordinary man who just scored 10 goals in Mexico for TWB! When… Continue reading


Our long, dry, scoreless spell has finally been broken by this goal in Zambia. This adorable video was posted on our Travel With Balls Facebook page a couple of days ago by “Kenteweb.”… Continue reading

Soccer: It’s More Than A Game

Soccer is an expression of freedom for women in Afghanistan. Check out this article from the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/afghan-women-tell-kerry-of-security-fear/2013/03/26/ab60d1b4-95e9-11e2-8219-3a24602783a7_story.html?hpid=z4 Clearly, these women possess tremendous courage. Their story is a great reminder that, in… Continue reading

LA Residents Can Score in Their Own Backyard

A few TWB fans have mentioned that they would love to give away a soccer ball to kids, but, alas, they never travel overseas. Well, if you live in Los Angeles, here’s an… Continue reading


GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL MOROCCO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When Abdellatif Alaoui first heard about Travel With Balls well over a year ago, he decided that the next time he went to visit his family in Morocco, he would do… Continue reading

“The Ball”

TWB team member and Pan African Film Festival coordinator Medea Brown sent us “The Ball,” this delightful 2 minute short by filmmaker Shams Bhanji about the magic a soccer ball brings to a small village in… Continue reading