October 31, 2009
Soccer-it To Em!
Great story about a program to give bright yellow "indestructible" footballs (what we call soccer balls) to boy soldiers in countries that have such things, alas. I heard that they give a ball to each boy individually, asking their name, giving their name, and telling the boy that they CAN grow up one day and play ball with their sons and grandsons. They do this while the adult soldiers (I assume oblivious to this message) watch on. What a sad thing to deprive children not only of their childhood but of even the hope of a future. What a great and simple program. I understand you can donate a "ball" so if anyone knows how, let us know. Thanks!