February 14th is a big day. It's Valentine's Day across the world, and Friendship Day in Latin America. February 14th is also our birthday, and we are turning 20!

We're excited to celebrate our birthday on the same day that celebrates love and friendship, because Boy With a Ball's story is one of sacrificial love and deep, impactful friendships.

When we think of our last 20 years, we think of all the young people, donors, volunteers, and team members who have been part of the mission: to help young people reach their dreams. We think of all the incredible moments of volunteers showing up for a young person. We think of life-changing camps, of growing communities, of flourishing relationships.

We are so thankful. We are so impacted. And we are so excited to celebrate together!

Here are 3 ways we can celebrate our birthday together:

1. Share your story!

Whether you volunteered once, moved to Costa Rica, or staffed a camp, you have a BWAB story, and we want to hear it! Dig through your old photo albums, scroll through your photostream, or just write down some of your favorite memories. Then, post it! Share your story on social media with the tag "#BWAB20"! We can't wait to hear your story!

2. Give!

For every year that we've had so far, we're just getting started. Our mission is as important as ever; young people are critical. Celebrate our birthday by giving! Think of ways you could Love Your City. Take cookies to your neighbors. Surprise visit a friend. Donate a dollar for every year you've been part of Boy With a Ball. Loving your city means giving what you have in your hands to make a difference. Love Your City and share it with us! Post it on your social media, tag us, and use the hashtag, "#BWAB20"!

3. Come to our Birthday Party!

We're having a birthday party! Join us from wherever you are as we go LIVE on Facebook on Sunday, February 14th at 7 pm EST! Put on a birthday hat, grab something sweet, and come ready to share your favorite moments, memories, and photos of the last 20 years of Boy With a Ball!

All that has happened in the last 20 years is undoubtedly worth celebrating. Thank you for your story and all that has been added by you to Boy With a Ball. We're so excited to celebrate together!


read more