Saturday, March 08, 2008

MSF, Maryland SoccerPlex & Discovery Sports Center

As per the previous post, Captain Cunningham and his men have built a soccer field for the Iraqi children and they plan to build more! They have made goals but need the goal nets. Chaplain Englehardt contacted us asking if we could help. We sent out some e-mails and Trish Heffelfinger, Executive Director of MSF Maryland Soccer Plex & Discovery Sports Center, was kind enough to answer our plea requesting donations of used soccer nets to send to Iraq!

On Thursday we picked up 9 nets from Joseph Pietanza, III, Facility Manager at MD SoccerPlex! (See photo below for Joe with the donated nets). These will be packed up and sent to Iraq this week.

Many thanks to the Maryland Soccer Foundation, Maryland Soccer Plex and especially to Trish Heffelfinger for fulfilling this request and making this generous donation! We would also like to thank the staff for packing up the nets and loading them into the vehicle for us. The Iraqi children will truly appreciate these nets! And our soldiers will be grateful for your support of their project!

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