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Our Mission

Named for one of the most overlooked but integral positions on any team, Waterboys unites NFL players from across the league in service. As Waterboys, players put aside allegiance and team up with fans in support of a single shared cause: providing clean, accessible drinking water to rural communities in East Africa.

173,100 people served

Progress To Next Well

Why Water Matters

The consequences of water scarcity go far beyond inadequate access to drinking water. Water scarcity limits educational, economic and agricultural opportunities and shortens life expectancies for the most vulnerable:


Children, especially girls, typically stay home to help their mothers collect water or care for the household. With clean water wells, they are able to attend school on a regular basis.


Families gain back the time they need to create and sell goods, learn new skills and partake in other income-generating activities.


Diverse crops can thrive, which families can depend on for their own food and sell for income.


Water-related diseases, which cause nearly 1 in 5 deaths of children under 5 and which are responsible for 50% of hospitalized patients, can be prevented.

Waterboys provides affected communities with clean, safe and sustainable water access by hiring local crews to drill deep borehole wells serving up to 7,500 people.

Because of our generous donors, in February, 2018 we achieved our initial goal of funding 32 wells to represent the 32 NFL teams. But we’re not done yet — in fact, we’re raising the bar. Our new goal is to provide water to 1 million people in need. At a cost of $45,000 per well, we can’t do it without your help.


Thank you to the many organizations who’ve teamed up with us to tackle thirst:

Red Light Management The Normal Brand NFL Network Cardone Allison Park Church ACAC Fitness and Wellness Centers 500 Level 22Kill Champion Brewing Company Quantitative Investment Management Hilldrup Crown Royal Olson Research Group Eagles Charitable Foundation 16W Marketing Rolling Hills Country Day School Kerney Insurance