The Chris Long Foundation

Butte Brand Project V - 2020

Named for an often overlooked but integral position on any team, Waterboys Founded by Two-Time Super Bowl Champion Chris Long, unites NFL & NBA players to engage their respective fan bases in addressing the clean water crisis in East Africa.

Thus far, Waterboys has provided clean drinking water to over 360,000 people and has set a goal to provide 1 million people with access to clean drinking water worldwide by hiring local crews to drill deep borehole wells serving up to 7,500 people.

Now, it's the Butte Brand communities' turn to join the team. For every four (4) Butte Brand products sold, the Butte Brand Project will provide one (1) person with clean drinking water for decades.

Each purchase may seem like a drop in the bucket, but the ripple effect results in immeasurable benefits for the communities we serve.

Water is life. Without access to safe water, individuals are at risk, and communities lack access to opportunities. Water does more than just quench thirst — it promotes equality.

785 million people lack basic drinking-water service. 

Women and children shouldn’t have to walk miles to collect dirty water riddled with disease. The most basic but most critical gift of daily access to clean water helps families and communities establish better healthcare, sanitation, and hygiene, creating opportunities for education, economic growth and agricultural prosperity.

By 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas.

To succeed at providing people with access to clean drinking water without sacrifices, we know we need to look beyond short term water solutions.*Source: World Health Organization

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. Access to clean water saves lives and creates healthier communities.


Waterboys is the signature initiative of the Chris Long Foundation, and is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for clean water for communities in East Africa. Bringing together NFL players, their fans, corporate sponsors, and other charitable organizations, it works to fund the building of sustainable clean water wells through WorldServe International, the initiative’s benefiting charity.

The Chris Long Foundation is a U.S. 501c3 nonprofit organization.