Make Your Own Ball Day
IAAO Conference Charity
The Clark County Assessor’s Office local host committee has adopted Make Your Own Ball Day
(MYOBD) as the charitable organization for the 2017 Conference to be held in Las Vegas this September.
IAAO is teaming up with MYOBD to raise money for soccer fields for underserved kids in Malawi, Africa and Gary, Indiana. Featured in the May 2016 issue of Fair & Equitable,
MYOBD was started in 2013 by Mark Spiegel’s vision for the not-for-profit to bring the game of soccer to kids not only as a sport but a platform for change. Students and players participating in a MYOBD make homemade soccer balls and play barefoot to feel what it is like to be a kid in a developing country.
In 2015, the MYOBD road tripped to Tijuana, Mexico to deliver over 700 soccer balls and 250 pairs of cleats to underserved kids and partner with a group who is using soccer to keep the kids out of gangs and develop mentorship relationships. Then in 2016, the not-for-profit started building soccer fields in the underserved communities where they travel for their giving trips.
IAAO is excited to jump on board to help make the third and fourth safe soccer field a reality and truly make a difference and impact in the young lives of so many both domestically and abroad.
Some of the Make Your Own Ball Day crew members will be at this year’s conference and we encourage everyone to stop by their booth for more information about their upcoming events. You will have an opportunity to donate, play a little soccer and possibly win some great prizes. The annual IAAO Charity Golf Tournament
on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Course will also be raising money for MYOBD. Donations to MYOBD also can be made online