Growing up in the United States I know that I have often taken for granted the little things that are BIG things in other countries…like electricity. And whenever I visit familia-family en Peru we always tried to give back a little by making it a point to take needed items to the more rural areas. I continue to want to do more and bring in necessary things but how in the world could I ever deliver something big, like electricty, to them? Thanks to sOccket™ (a soccer ball that harnesses and stores green energy during play for later use as a power source) I can do just that and you can too!
What’s even more exciting was finding out that State Farm is partnering with sOccket™ in hopes to bring light to some countries that lack access to electricity. This amazing initiative is being launched through their Juega Hoy. Ilumina el Mañana (Play Today. Illuminate Tomorrow) program which is in association with the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the regional soccer championship of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.
With the Illumina Comunidad program, State Farm is reaching out with a brand new Juega e Ilumina tab on the State Farm Latino Facebook page (*the tab is also available in English). To find out how you can start donating light to participating countries, visit the Juega e Ilumina tab. Some of the ways you can help are:
- Watch and ‘like’ the videos of Futbol Freestylers to add one minute of light to the represented country.
- Play the featured game, Play & Illuminate, where you can choose the country you wish to send sOccket™ energy balls and then play to donate.
- Download a brand new iPhone app, Kick4ACause, which is a virtual soccer game you can play to help donate sOcckets. Every 15 minutes of play collected will result in one sOccket™ ball donation, so State Farm will donate more sOccket™ balls when consumers play more.
And if you haven’t seen these balls in action I highly recommend you watch their cool videos here!
To help further spread the word and encourage others to help “shed some light” on this program we hope you will join us in our “Play Today. Illuminate Tomorrow.” Twitter Party!
Please be sure to follow my Twitter handle and use the hashtag below:
Date: Friday, June 24th, 2011
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 PM EST
- You must follow hostess
- Use hashtag
- Must be participaing in the party
- US Residents Only
- Must RSVP below
*Winners will be chosen throughout the evening through Random.org
AND for another chance at a $50 gift card you can tweet the following and leave the link to your tweet in the comment section below.
“Join @Mami2Mommy 6/24 9-10pm EST for #IlluminateNow Twitter Party and RSVP here for prizes! http://bit.ly/jzzg15“
Good luck and thanks for helping to make a change, one soccer ball at time!