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.

Filling up so many balls was definitely a team effort!
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What kid wouldn’t love to have a hundred soccer balls?? Even a big kid – who knows they aren’t his to keep?

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Good thing they don’t have to walk out to the helicopter!

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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!

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So…we may never know how many balls it takes to fill up a US Army Blackhawk, but wouldn’t it be great to find out!
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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!)

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