What is Bayani Hockey?
Bayani Hockey is about belief — in the rising generation — a generation unlike any before: with heroic possibilities.
The world may not know it, but our youth does. And they’re ready. To be Bayanis. Heroes. Many are realizing they must be. Soon.
To deal with problems decades in the making. Epochal problems. Like plastic pollution & what often underlies it: poverty and ignorance.
On the surface, Bayani Hockey is a non-profit sports program. In soul, we’re about growing heroes, across Asia & the world.
Inspiring heroes and empowering heroes. And helping them connect and achieve more. To be bayani, together.
But most of all, Bayani Hockey is about capital F-U-N fun, big fun & its many powers:
to inspire, unite and mobilize people young and not so young
to help each other and themselves, and do things both little and large to make a big difference and move the world to a better place.
Bayani Hockey is a multi-dimensional mission of five words — Fun, Unity, Impact & Friends. It’s a mission to:
— protect children at risk from poverty and its dangers: drug abuse, crime, teen pregnancy & human trafficking.
— protect the land, sea, air, wildlife and all people from plastic abuse and its many dangers.
— create jobs for the underprivileged and the impoverished.
— and do some historic stuff, have a lot of fun and make lots of friends in the process.
Bayani is an ancient word for hero, the heart of another ancient word, bayanihan:
selflessly coming together to serve the common good —
what the rising generation seems geared for, excited about and is doing more and more every day all over the world. That is:
Burning to make a difference. As friends. Uniting to make wrongs right.
We’re building Bayani Hockey for them & with them, to help kids & people everywhere.
We believe Bayani Hockey has a historic opportunity in Southeast Asia in two ways:
One, the game is new here.
Two, we can make our core equipment, street hockey sticks, from plastic trash.
Believe it or not, no one’s done that before. Or grown the game of hockey widely here.
In the process, we can have multi-dimensional impact, from protecting kids, promoting health and cleaning communities
to job creation, poverty alleviation and creating linkages to people and organizations in the developed world.
Learn how here.
We’ve started in the Philippines, 3rd biggest source of plastic pollution in the world & the heart of a critically important coral region that’s said to be the Amazon of the Oceans.
The nation has over 40 million children under 17, with many millions suffering poverty and the associated risks of not finishing school, drug abuse, crime and teen pregnancy. The nation also has a half million concrete basketball courts where street hockey can be played.
The Philippines produces 6 billion pounds of plastic trash a year. Most winds up in the ocean, in the ground or in the air, dumped, buried or burned.
Like its neighbors of Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, the Philippines is overwhelmed. Plastic pollution is everywhere.
Learn why and about the challenges and developments, positive & negative, here.
those of Europe and other developed countries should care, a lot. And help. Right away.
One, plastic pollution in the Philippines and Southeast Asia affects the rest of the world.
Two, much of the plastic packaging & other plastics littering Southeast Asia are from products or plastic plants of companies from the US, Canada, Japan & those of Europe.
Learn how and how you can help us get them to help here.
Three, plastic pollution is connected to many of the world’s other massive problems: from the continued rise of many types of cancer, diseases like obesity, diabetes, autism, Alzheimers, and many reproductive problems and infertility, to ocean acidification, atmospheric warming, superstorms and the consequential unemployment, poverty, displacement, unrest and war.
Learn how here.
Bayani Hockey helps kids connect these dots. Because when they do, they burn to help.
We’ve seen what they can do. The rising generation. And it’s amazing.
See how here.
David Kullman has been a hockey player, coach, and entrepreneur across the world. He is the founder of Live2Give and creator of Bayani Hockey. David started playing the game when he was a kid in New York. Ever since, it’s been one of his life’s greatest gifts. Another was living in Asia for many years, particularly the Philippines, where he found in the people the selflessness at the heart of hockey. David could not feel more blessed in his life and has dedicated it to giving back and creating positive impact.
WHAT IS LIVE2GIVE?
Live2Give International is a non-profit corporation founded in New York. Live2Give creates philanthropic programs focused on multi-dimensional positive impact and connecting people of developing and developed nations who want to make a difference.
WHERE DO WE PLAY?
Short answer and only answer: like hockey players everywhere, wherever we can. In the Philippines that’s usually local basketball courts. They’re usually concrete and perfect to play on. No one really knows how many there are here. They’re everywhere, probably as many as a half a million of them all across the country, ready-made arenas of sorts waiting for more sports fun like Bayani Hockey. And alleys, streets, parks and parking lots, too.
WHY THE PHILIPPINES?
The arresting beauty, beginning and ending with her people, who despite getting a regular beating by Mother Nature, and despite having borne half a millennium of subjugation by invaders from afar, somehow face life with inspiring, undying joy, faith and resilience — a people who quietly serve the world in so many ways doing things few of us want to do — a people who have one word for what sets their nation apart: bayanihan — uniting in service to others. This is the heart of both the humble nation of many unsung heroes & the legendary sport of hockey.
AS WE GROW ...
We plan to integrate school meals that keeps kids in school and grow rural jobs.
We also plan to help provide school desks made from recycled mixed plastic and make low-cost housing.
Local programs can provide a kid lunch for 15 pesos. In US dollars, that’s less than a quarter.
And the difference
between attending school or dropping out.
And that the difference between poverty and a productive, healthy life.