11 - 2011

Soccer season is coming! Fair trade soccer ball GIVEAWAY

Giveaway time!!

Fall is approaching, and before cool weather arrives, kids will flood local parks and soccer pitches to take on the world’s game. But have you ever thought about what your children are kicking around out there? How would you like to see them booting a ball that is sustainably made and produced using fair trade tactics? That means it’s stitched up by adults only (no child labor), who earn fair wages — and the company is dedicated to donating all profits to nonprofit organizations. They are doing some cool stuff around the world, too — visit their blog to learn more.

Giveaway rules

If that sounds good to you, check out this month’s giveaway. Here are the rules:

1. The giveaway is for one “RESPECT” themed Fair Trade Sports soccer ball, size 3. It’s exactly like the one pictured above. Note: This size is for younger kids, usually age 8 and under.

2. To enter, check out the Fair Trade Sports website and leave a comment below with what you think is most interesting or exciting about how they’re trying to change the world of sporting goods. Include your email address or Twitter handle so I can contact you to let you know you’ve won!

3. You can get an extra entry if you tweet or Facebook about this page — then come back and leave an additional comment stating that you did so.

4. The winner will be chosen from among all commenters by random drawing on or after September 1, 2011. The winner will be notified by email and/or Twitter. If I can’t reach you in a reasonable time, I’ll draw a back-up winner.

Thanks for entering – and good luck!

More About Fair Trade Sports

Here’s what this company is about, from the founder’s keyboard:

Fair Trade Sports, Inc is the first sports equipment company in the US to launch a full line of eco-certified Fair Trade sports balls, ensuring fair wages and healthy working conditions for our adult workers. We are creating a better option for sports balls; better for the planet, better for the people.

We are committed to donate all profits after taxes to children’s charities, both domestic and international. Sound familiar? It’s a similar idea to the one behind the Newman’s Own brand you see in the grocery store.

Until we reach profitability, we donate $1000 annually to these charities, which benefit at-risk children worldwide.

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