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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 team up with fans in support of a single shared cause: providing clean, accessible drinking water to communities in need.

345,000 people served

Progress To Next Well

Our Goal

Thanks to the generosity of fans like you, in February 2018 we achieved our initial goal of funding 32 deep-bore wells to represent 32 NFL teams. To date, we’ve provided clean drinking water to more than 345,000 people.

But we’re not done yet. We’ve expanded our efforts and our impact, and recruited like-minded athletes from the NBA to join us in pursuing our new goal: providing access to clean drinking water for 1 million people worldwide.

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.


These corporate partnerships support our mission of supplying clean water through programs that give directly to the cause.

Hersha Hospitality Trust

Water and Development Alliance Project

USAID Coca Cola
Ministry of Water University of DODOMA
Ohio State University WorldServe International Waterboys

Ohio State University’s Global Water Institute, WorldServe International, and the Waterboys are proud to be working with the Water and Development Alliance (WADA), a partnership between The Coca-Cola Foundation and the US Agency for International Development, on a project in Tanzania to deliver safe water to over 70,000 rural Tanzanians.

"WADA is a global partnership between USAID and The Coca-Cola Company, The Coca-Cola Foundation, and the Coca-Cola bottling system. WADA partners with governments, communities, and the private sector to address challenges and harness opportunities connected to water. WADA’s approach brings together business capabilities of the Coca-Cola system with USAID’s premier development expertise to create solutions that grow stable economies and strengthen resilient communities and environments around the world. WADA helps develop thriving communities, grow stable economies and strengthen resilient environments around the world. More information on WADA is available here.”

Today in Tanzania, the project partners are deploying solar powered wells, sustainable water services, and maintenance and operations training to 25 villages in Tanzania. Villages are co-identified in conjunction with the Tanzania Ministry of Water.

WorldServe and the Waterboys are matching the WADA investment on this project.


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 Kelly Benefit Strategies City Life Philly