Sponsor A Team

Sponsor A Team

Thank you for your interest in supporting the youth!

By contributing, you are able to have a continued connection with the mentors and youth. Your contribution helps us to continue to invest in the lives of the youth and their communities. Support is a one year commitment, to match the one year mentorship program for the kids, and can be almost any amount.

The funds go towards the kids and their mentors and will be geared towards keeping them involved in the program for the next year. During this time of COVID-19, sponsorship contributions will go towards providing monthly food baskets to all of the families on the team. It will also help us provide some economic compensation to our mentors, devotional workbooks for the kids and health materials (like masks, hand sanitizer and gloves) to the mentors for safe food delivery. You can learn more about our COVID-19 relief program here. Sponsors are also able to provide in-kind donations that goes to the direct, specific need of each team (i.e cleats, uniforms, school supplies, etc). Please contact our Global Director, through the email link below, for the most up-to-date information on border restrictions, need and other pertinent information.

How to sponsor a team

  1. Review our teams and their communities in the meet the teams section below
  2. Email us and let us know you are interested in supporting a team
  3. Print and Fill out the Giving Form
  4. Mail the completed Giving Form and a voided check to PO Box 49 Bowling Green OH, 43402

Please email us with any questions.

Girls Team Sponsorships

Argentina

Team Argentina is from the garbage dump area of Zone 3. This community has extreme levels of poverty, broken families, addiction and gang activity. The girls are led by Maritza, as their mentor.

During COVID-19, every family on Team Argentina experienced job loss or reduced salaries. The girls’ families average incomes of $135/month. 100% of the girls depend on the Champions food bags as their main food source.

Holland

Team Holland is from San Lorenzo, Chimaltenango. This community is more rural and faces extreme poverty and lack of resources. Alcoholism and domestic disputes are common. The girls are led by Damaris and Mishell as their mentors.

COVID-19 has greatly impacted the San Lorenzo community. The majority of the girls’ families have lost jobs during this time. The average family income is $135/month. 58% of the girls’ families depend on the Champions food bags for the majority of their food. For two families, it is their sole food source.

Jamaica

Team Jamaica is from El Frutal, Villa Nueva. This area is known for its crime, gang activity and addiction levels. Yomara is the girls’ mentor.

COVID-19 has wrecked this community, with new positive cases and deaths being a regular occurrence. 78% of the girls’ families have lost jobs due to the pandemic. The average income is less than $130/month. 100% of the girls families depend on the Champions food bags as their main food source.

Canada

Team Canada is from La Estrella, Ciudad Quetzal. This community is set back away from central Ciudad Quetzal, somewhat protecting it from the high violence levels. But, gang activity, drugs and addiction are still quite common. Doris leads the girls as their mentor.

COVID-19 has divided the girls’ team in half, with half of the team being significantly impacted with job loss and the other half remaining unscathed. Regardless, 75% of the girls’ families depend on the Champions food bags as their main food source.

USA

Team USA is from Colinas, Ciudad Quetzal. This area is plagued by gang violence and vigilante groups. It is not uncommon to see bodies on a regular basis. Ericka leads the girls as their mentor.

COVID-19 has caused job loss in 89% of the girls families. Many girls are doing virtual learning via Whatsapp lectures. 89% of the girls’ families depend on the Champions food bags as their main food source.

Croacia

Team Croacia is from the garbage dump area of Zone 3. It is common for large families to be led by single parents and addiction and gang activity are the major risk factors. Aracely leads the girls of Croacia.

COVID-19 has greatly impacted the girls’ community. Many of their neighborhoods have closed their gates, locking their residents inside to prevent spread. Several girls have had to drop out of school due to lack of funds to keep up with tuition. 100% of the girls depend on the Champions food bags as their families’ main food source.

Boys Team Sponsorships

Spain

Team Spain is from the garbage dump area of Zone 3. Gang activity, extortions, robberies and addiction are regular occurrences in this community. Gabriel leads the boys as their mentor.

While COVID-19 has not caused too many job losses within the team, it has exasperated the vulnerability of families already teetering on extreme poverty. No family on team Spain makes over $130/month. 100% of the boys’ families depend on the Champions food bags as their food source.

Brazil

Team Brazil is from la Verbena, Zona 7. This community sees a lot of drug and alcohol addiction. It’s not uncommon to receive extortion threats as a business or on the bus line. Armed robberies are a near every day occurrence.

Many families have escaped true job loss. But several are under pressure from significant loss of sales from their shops and services. The boys’ families average an income of $200/month for families of 7. 100% of the boys depend on the Champions food bags as their main food source.

Germany

Team Germany is from San Lorenzo, Chimaltenango. This community is more rural and faces extreme poverty and lack of resources. Alcoholism and domestic disputes are common. The boys are led by mentors Bilsan and Bryan.

COVID-19 has exasperated already vulnerable families, causing job loss in 50% of families and forcing many others to pick up informal work to support the family. The majority of the boys on this team work in addition to completing their virtual learning assignments. The average family income is $105/month. 100% of the boys depend on the Champions food bags for the majority of their food.

Argentina

Team Jamaica is from El Frutal, Villa Nueva. This area is known for its crime, gang activity and addiction levels. Leo is the boys’ mentor.

COVID-19 has wrecked this community, with new positive cases and deaths being a regular occurrence. 50% of the boys’ families have lost jobs due to the pandemic. The average income is about $250/month. 75% of the boys families depend on the Champions food bags as their main food source.

England

Team England is from La Estrella, Ciudad Quetzal. This community is set back away from central Ciudad Quetzal, somewhat protecting it from the high violence levels. But, gang activity, drugs and addiction are still quite common. Christian and Marcos lead the boys as their mentors.

COVID-19 is affected team England disproportionately. For some families, they have experienced severe economic hardship, job loss and inability to cover monthly expenses. For others, their families have escaped relatively unscathed by the pandemic economy. For those who have been significantly impacted, their families make less that $130/month. One youth is the sole income for his family of 6.

Japan

Team Japan is from Colinas, Ciudad Quetzal. This area is plagued by gang violence and vigilante groups. It is not uncommon to see bodies on a regular basis. Ludin leads the boys as their mentor.

COVID-19 has impacted the jobs of 78% of Team Japan’s families. No families have internet at home to support the boys in their virtual learning efforts. 100% of the families depend on the Champions food bags as their main food source.

Suiza

Team Suiza is from San Lorenzo, Chimaltenango. This community is more rural and faces extreme poverty and lack of resources. Alcoholism and domestic disputes are common. The boys are led by mentor Kenneth.

Every single family on Team Suiza has experienced job loss due to COVID-19. No family has internet at home to support distance learning, forcing the boys to buy cellphone data to submit assignments. 100% of the boys’ families depend on the Champions food bags.

Columbia

Team Colombia is from La Estrella, Ciudad Quetzal. This community is set back away from central Ciudad Quetzal, somewhat protecting it from the high violence levels. But, gang activity, drugs and addiction are still quite common. Alessando and Anderson leads the boys as their mentor.

COVID-19 has led to salary reductions across many of the boys’ families. For some, they have been unable to keep up with rent payments and are being forced out of their homes. 90% of the boys’ families depend on the Champions food bags.

Iceland

Team Iceland is from San Juan Sacatepéquez. This community is more rural and they tend to escape the high violence of the gangs in the city. However, gangs are moving into the area and extortions on the bus lines running to San Juan are extremely common. Oscar and Freddy are the mentors to the boys.

Every family on team Iceland has been impacted by reduced sales due to COVID. Many families sell flowers – a major industry for the area – or are agricultural workers. 64% of the boys families depend on the Champions food bags as their main food source.

Suecia

Team Suecia is from San Lorenzo, Chimaltenango. This community is more rural and faces extreme poverty and lack of resources. Alcoholism and domestic disputes are common. The boys are led by mentors Pablo and Rodrigo.

COVID-19 has created job loss in 78% of Suecia’s families. No one on the team has internet to support their distance learning and only 2 have a designated place to study. The families average an income of $140/month, but some make as low as $70/month for a family of 7.

France

The boys from team France live in various communities in the Zone 3 area. Murder, robbery and gang activity are regular occurrences for the boys’ communities. The boys are led by mentors Benjamin and Julio Daniel.

COVID-19 has caused job loss for 50% of the boys’ families. For the families that rent their homes, they’ve all fallen behind on rent payments. Two boys have had to drop out of school due to lack of funds. 100% of the boys families depend on the Champions food bags.

Italy

Team Italy is from Carranza, Ciudad Quetzal, another community located towards the center of the city. This area is plagued by gang violence, robberies and extortions. The mentors are Hector and Carlos.

COVID-19 has caused job loss for 64% of team Italy’s families. Because this team is made up of older boys, many have had the burden to go out and find odd jobs to help support the family. 82% of the families depend on the Champions food bags as their main food source.