Sunday, December 30, 2007

More equipment distributed to kids!

We received an email today regarding the soccer balls and equipment that we recently sent out to various US soldiers around Iraq. James, a friend of Eric's currently deployed in Iraq, was sent seven boxes of soccer balls, cleats, shin guards, jerseys, shorts, socks and other equipment to distribute.

He tells us that the equipment arrived safely and he and his men started distributing it as soon as possible.

James says "We distributed the soccer equipment through the Neighborhood Administrative Council in our area last week. A local soccer team received most of the equipment, particularly the shin guards, cleats, and group equipment, and we passed out the remainder to other local kids and teens. The Iraqi Army also helped out."

He goes on to say "We received a very positive response, and it's helped us out a lot by strengthening our relationship with the local government."

Thanks so much to James and his men for their help in distributing equipment and soccer balls to the kids of Iraq. It's so great to hear that the Iraqi Army was also helping and that it was a team effort to distribute the equipment!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Message from a soldier:

Even during this holiday season, our military are not only protecting our country, but taking time out to hand out soccer balls to the Iraqi children. Below is a quote from one of the soldiers we recently sent soccer balls to. Adam is employing the assistance of Marines to distribute the balls we sent to him.

"You guys are doing great things. Obviously you can see only so much in a picture; to see/feel these children’s faces light up when they see a soccer ball is something that cannot be conveyed in a picture or words. You have brought joy to the lives of so many that are less fortunate than us. Keep up the good work and please pass along my gratitude to my other friends at ERIC’S GOAL, INC.

Sincerely, Adam"

Adam is going to send photos once they are forwarded to him, and we will post them for you!

Many thanks to Adam and to his U. S. Marine friends as well! May you all have a safe and Merry Christmas! And may you know how much we all appreciate you today and every day!