Spreading Light and Love through PLAY!
2004 - In the 2000's Dean Jacobs goes backpacking round the world his life changes forever.
2005 - Makes a move from England to USA.
2008 - Creates award winning DVD series SIMPLE SOCCER promoting positive child development through sports.
2009 - Soccer Smiles charity is founded volunteering time to teaching sports and English to kids in inner city areas.
2014 - After extensive time working in Bahamas and travel to Haiti, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, and Mexico, Play Light Love charity is formed.
2015 - Play Light Love grows to having over 100 people volunteer to spread Play, Light and Love around the globe.
2016 - Play Light Love partners with the S.H.A.R.E. team for the Bahamas Great Commission Ministries projects!
Play Light Love
Could this be you?
Do you have a burning light inside that you can share?
Our recent soccer outreach program in Haiti has inspired a future documentary 'The Universal Language'. Learn more about this page-turner.
mission & vision
We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate and inspire children across the globe through the art of Playing while spreading Light, actions of positivity, and Love.
" I have been involved with amateur and professional soccer all my life as a player and coach. Educating and mentoring had always been my passion and part of my life-long journey. I'm so fortunate to be able to impact the lives of others, all while partnering with some of the most passionate, inspiring and driven philanthropist volunteers on the globe. "
FOUNDER OF PLAY LIGHT LOVE
The S.H.A.R.E Team
S.H.A.R.E. is an elective with students from Lyford Cay International School. Making a difference in the Bahamian community. Students are involved in public relations, advocacy, fundraising, and lesson planning.
Dr Ben Rosenblatt
Senior Coach at the English Institute of Sport. Trainer of Premier League Footballers, International Rugby Players and Olympic Athletes. Ben has worked with Dean for ten years. Full of energy, drive and knowledge.
More than 120 people volunteer for us each year and make the difference in the lives of thousands. Find out how to become our partner.