Tag: waboba balls

  • Waboba Approved for Kids with Special Needs!

    Post by Jordan on January 18th, 2013
    Great news! Waboba balls (Pro, Extreme, Surf, and Blast) received the seal of approval for kids with special needs by AblePlay.org. All for one, one for all!
    Read the full report on Waboba balls here.
  • Valentine’s Day for Waboba Lovers

    Post by Jordan on February 15th, 2012

    If you haven’t “LIKED” our page on Facebook yet, I hope this motivates you to do so. Yesterday, for Valentine’s Day, we posted the above picture. Fun pic, right? Naturally, we got asked to make it a prize pack and give away all 3 balls in a contest, which of course we complied. We’re easy like that when it comes to Wabobians. So we asked our fans to:

    Step 1. Write a poem or story about your love for Waboba balls.
    Step 2. Post it on our wall.
    Step 3. The post with the most “LIKES” by 9:00pm EST tonight wins a Waboba Pro, Surf, and Extreme!

    Here were some of the submissions:

    “We love Waboba balls in the summer sun…we love it because it is lots of fun…Valentines is a great day…to win some more Waboba balls to play away…” – Trent S.

    “Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    I love waboba
    Just as much as you ♥” – Ben C.

    “Although i don’t need,
    Someone to share this day.
    You know that i would plead,
    For a Waboba today.” – Rui L. (The winner with 16 Likes)

    “Waboba Pro is Red,
    Waboba Surf is Blue,
    I fell in love with this game,
    and I know you will too.
    The balls keep bouncing,
    and I keep playing,
    so go out and try it,
    you know what I’m saying?!?” – Shane S.

    “Wabobas are the best, it aint no contest, they bounce on water, they bounce on land, how about this valentines day, you bounce one my way. This is serious, im not delirious. Waboba is the best fun that you can have in the sun. So please pick me to win, trust me it wont be a sin.” Blake F.

    Bounce with us and join the fun on our Facebook page!

  • Waboba Donations in Costa Rica & Nicaragua!

    Post by Guest Author on October 26th, 2011
    Me in my scrubs

    Touring a local historical museum in Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Hi there everyone! My name is Ayan (pronounced I-Yen)  and I’ve been given the awesome privilege by the special people working at Waboba to post about my amazing experience being able to volunteer in Costa Rica & Nicaragua for two weeks. Before I begin, I should tell you a bit about myself and what I’m currently doing.

    Currently, I am a 22 year old student in my last year at the University of Toronto studying City Studies/Urban Planning plus a minor in Economics. My friends had brought up the idea about volunteering overseas, but it was always just an idea. We wanted to do something different. Rather than just travel and get no experience out of it, we wanted to travel for a cause. My friends who attend the University of Waterloo and York University brought the idea of attending an organization called VIDA Volunteer Travel, an organization based in Central America whose main goal is to provide medical, dentistry, and veterinary services to local communities that need it most.

    Each trip, VIDA organizers ask volunteers to donate anything we believe families would find beneficial (from medical supplies to clothing). I wanted to donate something different, aside from the usual items people bring. The first thing that came to my mind was Waboba.

    I first found out about Waboba balls in the U.S. when I was travelling with my family. A large display setup inside of Brookestone is what caught my eyes. I love the beach and always bring down different equipment to play with at the beach. However, these balls were something I had never seen in my life before; balls that bounce on water! Unfortunately I didn’t purchase my first balls there, but waited until I got back to Canada and ordered a couple off eBay. It wasn’t until a short time later that the idea of asking the kind hearted people at Waboba to donate some balls for the volunteer trip I was going to soon attend! I soon asked Jordan Sullivan who quickly responded with good news on being able to donate 24 Waboba extreme and street balls!

    The medical team with Dr. Angelina Cortes.

    Before you know it, we were in Costa Rica and Nicaragua handing out the balls to local children who came by our clinics. The experiences in these two countries were phenomenal. My team worked in the medical clinics, where we would see patients, diagnose them, and prescribe medication from our makeshift pharmacy. In one day in Nicaragua, our team would see well over 120 patients easily. Many of them were young kids, and what better way to keep them entertained then by showing them how to use the Waboba Street ball. Kids fell in love with our generous gifts, and over hearing the conversations about kids asking their parents to take them to the beaches were priceless.

    Although I am not a medical student, I wanted to do something where I gave back to people who are not as fortunate enough as us to have adequate resources to live a decent life. It was definitely a life changing experience. I spoke no Spanish before I left for the two countries, but came back with a bit of Spanish to (somewhat) engage in a conversation!

    -Ayan Talukder

    Here is a short video I put together with the highlights from our trip:

    Here are some more pictures for your viewing pleasure!

  • Get Ready For International Waboba Day!

    Post by Jordan on August 10th, 2011

    International Waboba Day is only 2 days away! Are you prepared? To help you, we developed a list of what you’ll need to celebrate the day:

    • Your Waboba(s). Duh.
    • People, whether they are your friends, fellow Wabobians, family, or strangers with candy. You can’t play by yourself.
    • Sunscreen
    • A cooler full of goods.
    • A camera – so you can share pictures and/or video with us of you Wabobin’ like a rockstar.
    • Gum. You know, in case you have bad breath and want to pick up a guy or girl on the beach by asking them to play Waboba with you.
    • A Waboba Towel. A regular towel will do just fine, but it won’t be as cool as ours.
    • A trash bag. No one likes a litter bug.

    That should cover the basics. Now onto the best part. We’ll be hosting contests and giveaways all day on Facebook and Twitter, so you best be checking our pages and sharing your Waboba adventures. We’re not going to spoil all of them because surprises add some pizazz to life, but we will tell you about two that will automatically enter you to win on August 12th. We have no limit to the number of prizes we’ll give away, so be sure to show and spread the Waboba love!

    1. On Twitter, use the hashtag #Waboba and mention @wabobaballs. For example, “I love International #Waboba Day more than my birthday. Out celebrating on Bali with @Wabobaballs.” If you do an awesome, fun tweet and we fave it, you’ll be entered to win. Get it? Got it? Good.

    2. Post on our Facebook page wall at any time during International Waboba Day, August 12th and you’ll be entered to win. Share your pictures. Post a video. Ask us to marry you. Whatever. But of course, if you make us blush, laugh, or cheer, that will increase your chances of winning.

    Stay tuned for more. Have fun and see you outside!