Wesley Boone, Gear Going Global
Gear Going Global collects new and gently used sports gear and sends it to children in developing countries. The organization was founded by Wesley Boone as a junior in high school in 2013 after he saw a documentary in which children were trying to play soccer with trash. Because he has been enriched by playing sports most of his life, Wes began doing what he could to help bring that joy to underprivileged children all over the world. To date, Gear Going Global has sent over 4500 pieces of sports gear to children in over 15 countries.
GRANT AWARD DATE: February 17, 2016