2019 Books and Ballers Journey

100 kids

+ 100 passports

+ 3 Destinations


800 books with new homes


Books and ballers

Big Yard Foundation teamed up with Friends of the Children on March 23rd to put on our first annual Books and Ballers event. Nearly 100 kids in the FoC program showed up with their “Friends” and were able to pick out as many books as they liked on their Big Yard journey.


The Big yard Journey

Destination #1

physical wellness

  • The kids started in the gym where they were able to play games with volunteers from athletic programs such as University of Portland, Central Catholic High School, Stanford University, University of Oregon, and more!

Destination #2


  • The kids spent time in the arts and crafts room decorating bookmarks, cut out helmets, and much more!

Destination #3


  • The kids participated in a read along with professional athletes Brennan Scarlett and Ndamokung Suh. They got to see that even the best of the best LOVE to read.

It always seems impossible until it’s done.
— Nelson Mandela