OUR STORY . . .
My name is John Hinnen. I’m an industrial designer, inventor and founder of The Bandit Ball Project. This photo is of my grandson and me across the river from Peoria, Illinois ... our hometown. We've come up with an idea that we hope will "Play in Peoria" and everywhere else! Click on our blog to find fun photos and videos and learn about the curious story of this game changing toy.
We've had much help from the local community in developing the Bandit Ball. From family and friends, to Bradley University, to the Illinois Small Business Development Center, to local engineering and manufacturing ... “grass roots” is a good description of how this project has come about.
We have worked long and hard to get a real Bandit Ball made . . . and we've done it! This has happened with much R & D and dilligence by our manufacturer in Bloomington, Illinois. As the ball is finally ready for prime time, 2019 is the year! Look for our fun promotional video on social media in the coming months . . . and think Spring!
OUR OUTREACH . . .
We created the Bandit Ball to add value to a person's day. The thought that this happy little toy can give kids of all ages a new avenue for fun is a big reason this project exists. The opportunity to give back is another.
Our plan, beginning in 2019, is to provide Bandit Balls every so often to organizations which help kids. Our long term plan is to donate a percentage of our net profits to charity. When this begins you will be able to follow the story!
Please let us know your ideas for causes you believe in. You can comment on our blog or on the Bandit Ball Facebook and Instagram pages or email me, John@banditballcom.
Let's Band Together and do some good!