When brands and consumers work together on a social mission, the impact can be huge. That’s the case with the PARK Pass-A-Ball soccer ball: for every ball purchased, PARK will pass-a-ball to a kid in need. One for one. They’re shipped worldwide, feature hand drawn graphics inspired by street football culture, and are machine stitched for high durability. Want to join in on the mission? Purchase a ball here.
Park Social Soccer Co. is on a mission to change the world with the Pass-A-Ball Project. For every ball purchased, PARK will pass-a-ball to a kid in need. With over 4,500 balls already donated, PARK has impacted thousands of kids all over the world; but they’re just getting started. They partner with charities helping disadvantaged kids, refugees, abandoned children, equal rights for girls, and at-risk youth to make sure no kid goes with a soccer ball. They believe something as simple as having one to play with can change a kid’s life, so they’ve made it their goal to provide every kid in need with one. Places they’ve sent soccer balls to include Kenya, Uganda, Sydney, Tanzania, Melbourne, and Lombok. With an insatiable appetite to support grassroots soccer everywhere, PARK are doing exactly what they set out to do: change the world. You can be a part of this social mission, too, by purchasing a ball here.
We’ve learned that PARK will pass-a-ball to a kid in need for every ball purchased, but what are their balls actually like? Are they durable? That’s what we’re here to find out.
PARK soccer balls feature hand drawn graphics inspired by street football culture and are machine stitched for soft touch and high durability. The number of stitches on each panel of the ball is a sure fire way of quickly checking the quality, and PARK balls have a lot of them. PARK uses something called a ‘Kick Test’ to ensure the quality of their balls; they put them in a machine that kicks them 4,000 times against different abrasive surfaces, and they have to survive this to be called a PARK ball. They’re designed to withstand being kicked on many different surfaces, but they will survive longer on softer surfaces like grass. A butyl bladder can be found inside each ball for great air retention. The surface of the ball is 100% TPU. As for the different colored balls available, they’re designed to highlight the spin through the air with bright colors being the easiest to track. In addition to this orange soccer ball, there’s also a blue soccer ball, a teal match ball, a gold eye soccer ball, and a futsal ball. PARK balls ship deflated and packaged, and are available in sizes 3, 4, and 5. This orange soccer ball costs about $30 USD ($40 AUD). Interested in purchasing one? Click here. In addition to selling soccer balls, PARK have teamed up with Melbourne glove brand UNBRANDED to bring the world’s first one for one goalkeeper glove. They feature soft latex palms to absorb shot impact, an XL wrist cuff for enhanced wrist support, and a wrap around wristband for easy on field adjustment. They’re available in sizes 6, 8, 9, and 10 for about $50 USD ($65 AUD) per pair. Interested in purchasing a pair? Click here.