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June 11, 2010 | 2 comments

Diem Chau was commissioned by Wieden + Kennedy to carve 66 crayons for this year’s Nike World Cup press kits!  Only 11 kits were created. 18 days of work. Little sleep. BIG inspiration!
About the Artist - Diem Chau combines common mediums and common means to create delicate vignettes of fleeting memory, gesture and form, resulting in works that combine egalitarian sensibility and minimalist restraint. Her work touches on the value of Storytelling, Myths and its ability to connect us to each other through cultural and humanistic similarities.
The SIX:
Italy’s Fabio Cannavaro in Antique Brass from Crayola - This color was introduced in 1998 in the 120 box set.
Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba in Copper from Crayola - This color was introduced in 1957 and is Charles Schulz’s favorite color from Crayola.
France’s Franck Ribery in Gold from Crayola - The color was introduced in 1949 in the 48 box set.
Brazil’s Robinho in Silver from Crayola - This color was introduced with Gold in 1949 in the 48 box set.
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo in White from Crayola - This color was introduced in the Studio & School 12 box in 1903
England’s Wanye Rooney in Timberwolf from Crayola - This color was introduced in 1993 in the Big Box of 96.

Clever. Creative. Crayola. Got Imagination?!

December 01, 2009 | Comment

On Monday, November 30th at Niketown London, NIKE, Bono and Didier Drogba, arguably the world’s best striker, came together to launch a partnership between Nike and (RED)?. NIKE and (RED) together will leverage the power of sport to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.

The idea is simple: Educate + Medicate

How it works

  1. You purchase (NIKE)RED laces.
  2. Nike contribute 100% of the profits from the sale to the Global Fund and to football-based programs that help fight AIDS in Africa.
  3. Funds are received by programs like Grassroots Soccer, which uses football as a framework to teach youths how to avoid contracting HIV/AIDS.
  4. Funds are also contributed to The Global Fund to fund HIV/AIDS programs that support the purchase of lifesaving Antiretroviral (ARV) medication, training of medical staff, HIV testing and treatment to help prevent the transmission of the virus from pregnant mothers to their babies.
  5. Life-saving knowledge is received by the next generation in Africa.

Since its inception, (RED)? partners and events have generated over £80 million to the Global Fund and the number keeps growing.

Lace Up/Educate…


August 24, 2009 | 1 comment

The Play It Forward campaign is a collaboration of Up2Us, YouthNoise and Nike, Inc. that seeks to promote the importance of youth sports and to recognize the role of coaches in shaping young people’s futures.

Play it Forward centers around the Coach Appreciation Week Resolution, which was introduced with the help of Rep. McIntyre, N.C. and will go to a House of Representatives vote on September 14. Coach Appreciation Week is intended to spark a national dialogue about the importance of sports as a vehicle for youth development and to inspire volunteerism around youth sports. The Play it Forward campaign will highlight the stories of coaches from around the country who have made a difference in the lives of their players, both on and off the field. Three winning coaches will win a trip to Washington, D.C. and be honored with the National Coach Appreciation Week “Coach of the Year Award at the Up2Us National Conference.

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KC’s Catalytic Coaches: Coach Schmidt (Coopertown ES 5th & 6th Grade - Football), Coach Bellini (Haverford JHS 7th & 8th grade - Football), Mr. Ritts & Mr. DeCampli (Haverford JHS 7th-9th grade - Track), Coach Bush & Coach Keyser (Haverford HS Varsity Soccer)

June 30, 2009 | Comment

Who has the power to make a difference - WE All Do! Join the YOUman Power movement and literally put your energy to good use by showing how you can Beat Gasoline!

Learn more GO PLAY!



June 24, 2009 | Comment

From the GAMECHANGERS website:

Architecture for Humanity and Nike are proud to announce the first recipient of the GAMECHANGERS funding to Skateistan, Afghanistan’s first co-educational skateboarding school. Skateistan works with young boys and girls between 5 - 17 years from all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. With funding assistance from a range of funding sources, Skateistan is undertaking the construction of Kabul’s first indoor skate park at Ghazi Stadium.

Learn more about this amazing sport for a better world project. Got Ollies?!

Got a project idea?! Go HERE!

February 10, 2009 | Comment

A Ball Can Change Your Life!”
- I’ve shared those words countless times, to audiences large and small, locally and internationally. I always enjoy receiving affirmation of this premise from the global network of human catalyst that are using sport as a tool to positively impact the lives of others - in this case or KASE…the lives of young ladies from Kenya. Kase stands for Kenyan American Soccer Exchange. CARE and Nike teamed up to create a catalytic moment for young ladies from Kenya and their peers from cities around the US. The one thing they all have in common is their passion for the game of soccer/football - a ball would bring them together to listen, learn, and laugh.

10 minutes of viewing that will absolutely provide you with…inspiration and insight! Thanks for sharing the film, Wayne + JMG!

Learn more about CARE’s Sport for Social Change Initiative - I Am Powerful

Enjoy the short film and Enjoy YOUR chase!

February 07, 2009 | Comment

Building on the success of the first “Sport for a Better World Competition”, Ashoka’s Changemakers and Nike join forces once again to launch “GameChangers: Change the Game for Women in Sport”.

Got TWITTER?!: I thought I would invite all of you to join me on my global adventures via the micro-blog technology - Twitter. Each time I embark on one of my katalyst@large journeys, I will update my blog with a post alerting you all that I can be followed offline via Twitter. NOTE: The KCK blog will go “silent” when I’m on the road.

To enjoy the 140 character, quick, inspirational posts I will share from MY “road-less-traveled” adventures…Go to TWITTER + JOIN my twitter: kckatalyst!

January 15, 2009 | Comment

Building on the success of the first “Sport for a Better World Competition”, Nike and Ashoka’s Changemakers join forces once again to launch “GameChangers: Change the Game for Women in Sport”.



December 26, 2008 | Comment

From the ‘Gamechangers’ website:

“Change the Game for Women in Sports.

Together we can overcome any barrier. We can create opportunities for women to win. And the freedom to try.

Gamechangers is a competition and community in one. Its a contest of ideas to level the playing field. Share your stories. Let use know about people and organizations beating the odds.

Enter your ideas. Win $5,000 and speak to people with the resources to bring your ideas to life. “

Go here for more information.  And be a game changer. 

What’s your Red Rubber Ball?!

December 08, 2008 | Comment

Victorious Afghanistan, won 5 goals to 4 over defending champion Russia at the 2008 Homeless World Cup in Melbourne, Australia.

Photo courtesy of ABC

The Women’s Champions of the World: Zambia.  They defeated Liberia, 7-1.

Photo courtesy of AFP/Getty

Congratulations as well to the Ugandan women’s team which finished in 5th Place.  Angel Taka of Team Gomo Tong “was awarded the Nike Fair Play Award, given to the player who best embodies the spirit of the 2008 Homeless World Cup.”

What’s your Red Rubber Ball?!

November 24, 2008 | Comment

It was just last February that I made my first venture to Harlem’s House of Hoops, a retail homage to NYC’s tremendous basketball legacy.  Photos of local playground legends and NBA superstars adorn the walls as well as vintage shoes set on elaborate displays, all surrounded by a few real basketball hoops and tons of the latest popular shoes and apparel.

Today’s pics are from my stop at Chicago’s version of House of Hoops...

House of Hoops
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Photos by Mr. Raymond Boyd

What’s your Red Rubber Ball?!

October 31, 2008 | 1 comment

Interview with Mel Young, Founder and President of Homeless World Cup and Maria E Bobenrieth, Global Direcor Community Investments, Nike Inc. (On Youtube)

Stay tuned right here for updates on the preparations for this year’s Homeless World Cup in Melbourne, Australia this December.


What’s your Red Rubber Ball?!

October 13, 2008 | 2 comments

These are portraits of my ball collection that were created over the Spring/Summer of this year by Jenny Harmon-Scott. She’s a lovely creative soul that I know from my past Nike days & a wonderfully gifted artist

Photog credit: Jeff Henderson.


What’s your Red Rubber Ball?!