Sunday, March 18, 2007

Decatur High School in Atlanta Georgia collects for Eric's Goal

Cheryl Kopec-Nahmias teaches at Decatur High School in Atlanta, Georgia, where she headed up a collection night last week. And what a collection it was!!! At Wednesday night's soccer game at Decatur High School, fans came out and donated new and gently used balls and gear to Eric's Goal. Here's the total:

Balls: 68
Cleats: 22
Socks: 30
Players Jersies: 38
Practice Pinnies: 31
Mini-Goals: 1
Practice cones: 28
Shorts: 20
Goalie Jersies: 2
Goalie gloves: 2
Shin Guards: 9

Cheryl said, "It was a good night in Decatur, and people were really happy to do something to help the cause." With the help of her sons; Lucas and Sam, and her parents; Bernard and Helen Kopec, Cheryl packed up over 10 boxes of equipment for the Iraqi children! Cheryl's parents have volunteered to mail the boxes to our American soldiers this week.

Many thanks to Cheryl Kopec-Nahmias and Decatur High School for sponsoring this successful drive! And thanks too to Bernard and Helen Kopec for their help in packing and posting the many boxes of equipment! Children in Iraq will soon be playing with soccer balls and equipment donated from children in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.!

GO TEAM - we have a new total of 3,195 soccer balls collected for the Iraqi children!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Tunes 4 the Troops to help with Eric's Goal

Eric recently met an incredible young lady who has been sending CDs and DVDs to our troops. Her name is Kaylee and she is accepting donations of new and used CDs and DVDs as well as monetary donations. If you are interested in helping Kaylee, please see her web site at: This is a great way to support our young men and women by supplying entertainment to the troops.

Kaylee is going to help Eric's Goal by supplying us with new contacts to send the soccer balls to.

Our appreciation goes to Kaylee for supporting our troops!

Friday, March 02, 2007


Our February 28, 2007 purchase of 72 soccer balls and 8 pumps gives us a grand total of 3,121 soccer balls sent to Iraq thus far!

The generous donations from members of Perry Hall United Methodist Chruch and from a group of residents on Maryland's Eastern Shore, we were able to make this recent purchase from Sports Authority. Again we would like to thank Betty Shock and Bunny Barker at Perry Hall United Methodist Church for making this contact with Sports Authority. We would also like to thank the Easton Volunteer Fire Department for accepting donations from local residents and forwarding them to Eric's aunt, Shirley Crook.

SGT John Lucas and his men will be busy distributing a total of 101 soccer balls sent to him in Iraq within the last week!

Thank you everyone! We continue to make good strides toward our goal! There will be many smiles for Iraqi children in the upcoming weeks, thanks to your generosity!