That’s a lot of balls!
20 May 2007
Hello OSC fans – today it’s me, Nicole, writing a quick entry to share some new photos, and to give an extra special thank you to Kim A and family who donated 100 balls!! We’ve been anxiously awaiting their arrival in Afghanistan, and they got there this week.
What kid wouldn’t love to have a hundred soccer balls?? Even a big kid – who knows they aren’t his to keep?
Good thing they don’t have to walk out to the helicopter!
You’d think a bunch of grown men – rough and tough soldiers, no less – would be beyond wanting to use deflated soccer balls as goofy hats. But you’d be wrong. They’re all just little kids inside!
Thanks to everyone who has helped us with this. Whether you sent one ball or a hundred balls, or something in between, please know that each and every ball goes to a child who will remember forever the day some US Soldiers dropped it from the sky into his life.
(And yes, I know most of the pictures are of Princeton. What can I say?? I really like him — and he’s the one with the camera, and a wife who is a compulsive scrapbooker!)