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Apply to Molten's Pass it Forward Program

Welcome to Molten's Pass it Forward program! During this training and application process, you will be asked questions on topics such as sports, sportsmanship and accountability to help prepare you for your Pass it Forward mission. If selected for the program, we will send you a Molten volleyball, basketball or soccer ball for you to Pass it Forward. Learn more about Pass it Forward

To apply, please read through the following lessons: 1) The Joy of Giving, 2) Sports and Sportsmanship, and 3) Accountability. When you are done with a lesson, move on to the next! The application will take approximately 10-15 minutes. Thank you for your time and belief in promoting youth sports!

 

*Please note: You must be at least 13 years old to participate. If you are under the age of 18 and wish to participate, you must have your parents permission and supervision to submit an application (or even better, fill out the application together!). See full terms & conditions.

The Joy of Giving Sports and Sportsmanship Accountability Pass it Forward Application
Lesson 1: The Joy of Giving

Think about a time when someone gave you an unexpected gift. Were you surprised? Were you happy? Giving has the amazing power to help cheer us up, inspire us to be our best, and shows us that we are part of a wonderful and kind global community!

Give Joy Quote

Why GIVE?

It makes you happy! Giving promotes feelings of pleasure, trust, friendship and community.

It's good for your health! "Researchers suggest that one reason giving may improve physical health and longevity is that it helps decrease stress, which is associated with a variety of health problems. In a 2006 study by Rachel Piferi of Johns Hopkins University and Kathleen Lawler of the University of Tennessee, people who provided social support to others had lower blood pressure than participants who didn’t, suggesting a direct physiological benefit to those who give of themselves.

Giving promotes cooperation! When you give, you’re more likely to get back: Several studies have suggested that when you give to others, your generosity is likely to be rewarded by others down the line—sometimes by the person you gave to, sometimes by someone else.

Giving is contagious! When we give, we don’t only help the immediate recipient of our gift. We also spur a ripple effect of generosity through our community." °





 









°Suttie, Jill, "5 Ways Giving is Good for You", December 2010, http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/5_ways_giving_is_good_for_you
Lesson 2: Sports & Sportsmanship

Sports and activities help us in so many ways! They improve our health & self-confidence, they teach us about leadership, goal setting, teammwork and so much more. Playing a sport can even help us make new friends!


Look at the following chart and think about some of the things that sports have taught you:


Why play sports





Good sportsmanship is ALWAYS important when playing sports. Whether before, during or after a match, game, or practice, the lessons that we learn from sportsmanship help us develop important skills such as accountability, compassion, and bravery.

Read the following definition of sportsmanship,
then think of two ways that YOU can show good sportsmanship:


Sportsmanship










Lesson 3: Accountability

Playing sports teaches us about the importance of accountability & respect. When you join a team, you become responsible for how your actions affect others. Showing up on time, working your hardest, listening to your coach, and acting on behalf of the team are all ways that we demonstrate accountability. Accountability means that if you say you are going to do something, you do it! It means that we act in an honest, responsible way that benefits ourselves and the people around us. The best part is that when you are accountable to your actions, you will gain respect!

Accountability


If selected for the Pass it Forward program, we will send you a Pass it Forward volleyball, basketball or soccer ball. With this ball, you will be responsible for completing the following mission:

PLAY with it - Grab some friends, get out, and have some fun with your ball!

POST about it - Maybe you will go to a park, meet someone new, or show someone how to play...either way, we will want to know exactly what you and your ball have been up to! Then, you will need to share your Pass if Forward photos and story on this website.

PASS it on - Give someone the opportunity to spread the joy of sport and play; give your ball to someone new!

Sound like a plan? Well, enough reading! Go ahead to the next page to finish your application!







Whew, you're almost DONE! In order to complete your application, we need to know a little more about you. Please answer the questions below truthfully and to the best of your ability - when you are finished, hit the 'submit' button!

Molten USA will be selecting new Pass It Forward participants on a case-by-case basis. While we can't guarantee you will be selected, you WILL receive a response from us within 2-3 weeks.

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*Question 3 (Giving): Think about a time when someone gave you a gift unexpectedly. What was it? How did it make you feel?



You made it! Thank you so much for applying to join the Pass it Forward team. You are now one step closer to spreading the joy of sport and play around the globe. While we can't guarantee you will be selected, you WILL receive a response from us within 2-3 weeks.