One World Play Project Donates More Than 320 One World Futbols to Detroit Public Schools

One World Play Project and Chevrolet Support Detroit Public Schools' Initiative for Increased Student Participation, Athletic and Academic Success

BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- One World Play Project donated more than 320 Chevrolet-branded One World Futbols to Detroit Public Schools (DPS). Together, One World Play Project and its official sponsor Chevrolet presented the balls at a ceremony held at Bunche Preparatory Academy on November 2, 2015.

"We are honored to donate these One World Futbols to Detroit Public Schools, play opportunities help ensure bright futures," said Tim Jahnigen, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of One World Play Project. "The magic isn't in the ball—the magic is in the students, and play unlocks their fullest potential."

"At Chevrolet, it is important for us to support the local communities in which we live and work," added John Gasloli, Marketing Senior Manager at Chevrolet Global. "We are honored to be able to help the Detroit Public School District, Bunche Academy and their intermural champion soccer team."

Through Chevrolet's partnership with One World Play Project and its Buy One, Give One (BOGO) program, Chevrolet fans have helped One World Play Project raise the balls that were delivered to Detroit Public Schools – giving back to the local Detroit community, children and future generation. To purchase a Chevrolet-branded One World Futbol, consumers can visit and help empower children through play.

The One World Futbol is a breakthrough in ball technology—an ultra-durable soccer ball that never needs a pump or goes flat, even when punctured. Designed to outlast a traditional inflated ball, the One World Futbol dramatically improves the ability for children to play, enabling sustainable play anywhere and everywhere.

This year, a key initiative for Detroit Public Schools is raising sports participation and team building in its middle schools. One World Play Project and Chevrolet are helping support this mission by enabling play opportunities for children across Detroit Public Schools.

"What we're doing with our athletics and academic achievement, we're really changing the game for our urban education," said Edward Tomlin, Director of Elementary-Middle School Athletics at Detroit Public Schools. "This donation of One World Futbols will be a great resource for our community, boosting student participation and helping us reach our goals for generations to come."

Chevrolet is an official sponsor of One World Play Project. To date, the partners have donated 1.5 million One World Futbols worldwide—impacting an estimated 45 million lives in over 90 countries. The balls are being used in programs that provide education, teach essential life skills and encourage conflict resolution to youth living in disadvantaged areas. Together, the partners will donate 2 million Chevrolet-branded One World Futbols by the end of 2018. To learn more about Chevrolet FC, visit

About One World Play Project One World Play Project
makes, sells and distributes products and services to enable play around the world, especially for those living in the harshest environments where play is nearly non-existent. The company is a B Corporation, harnessing the power of business for social good. Collaborating with sponsors, organizations and individuals, the company works to support, enable and expand the transformative power of play in all its forms—anywhere and everywhere. To date, One World Play Project has brought the power of play to more than 45 million youth in over 175 countries worldwide.

Official sponsors of One World Play Project include Chevrolet and MallforAfrica. Additionally, One World Play Project is a Global Champion of Designed to Move.

One World Play Project is headquartered in Berkeley, CA with regional offices in Asia, South America and Africa—and distribution centers in Fremont, CA and Voerde, Germany. For more information, visit or check out our community on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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