Zeb's Story


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Zeb's Story


 
 

Zeb Montgomery was a gifted athlete and artist and he loved to give.  He loved to play jokes and make people laugh.  He loved his family and friends.  He loved food.  Born on January 8, 2001, he began playing soccer at the age of 4 and played up until he got sick at age 13.  He moved up to the select soccer level.  He was also a cross-country runner and had begun winning medals for himself and his middle school team.  

Zeb had a vision for giving away soccer balls.  The mandates on his life were to tell his story, help people, and give soccer balls to  kids in other nations.  

Zeb Montgomery battled Acute Myeloid Leukemia for 18 months.  He passed away on November 10th, 2015 at 2:20pm.  Zeb was 14 years old.

 

Our Mission


Our Mission


Zeb's Foundation, a non-profit organization, was created to help carry out the mandates on Zeb's life.  When asked why he wanted to give away soccer balls in the  nations, Zeb replied, "Well, I want to help others and I love soccer and I want to share what I love with others."

Exactly 834 soccer balls were brought to Zeb's funeral and subsequently approximately 1200 more have been given.  To date over 5,000 soccer balls have been sent to people of all ages in 30 nations including: Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Brazil, Haiti, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Somalia, Czech Republic, Germany, Cuba, Peru, Columbia, India, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Belize, Honduras, Ecuador, Zimbabwe, Nepal, China, Israel, Turkey, Oman, United Arab Emirtes and the United States.  

Our goal is to continue to telling Zeb's story, helping people, and giving away soccer balls to people of all ages in the nations.  

The first soccer ball given out December 2015 to kids in a Refugee Camp in northern Kenya. The "ball" of fabric the kid in front is holding is what they were currently using as a ball. #ZEBSTRONG

The first soccer ball given out December 2015 to kids in a Refugee Camp in northern Kenya. The "ball" of fabric the kid in front is holding is what they were currently using as a ball. #ZEBSTRONG

Events


Events


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ZEBSTRONG 2ND ANNUAL MEMORIAL GALA

Keep the Dream Alive

Thursday April 18th 7-10pm

Cendera Center

3600 Benbrook Hwy, Fort Worth TX 76115

Live Music · Dinner · Cocktails · Silent Auction




Donate


Donate


Your gift can help us impact people & communities all over the world.

Donate now to support our current project or become a monthly partner today! 

See our Events Page for donation packages & sponsorship levels.

 

You may also mail checks and soccer balls to:

Zeb's Foundation
PO BOX 126002
Benbrook, TX 76126