Saturday, April 18, 2009

Pwees Weport Yitto Yeege

We are counting down the days until opening day around here!  Today our tee ball teams canvased the town and solicited donations to help keep our little league running.  I couldn't resist snapping a few pictures.  We send the tee ball players out to beg for money while the "big kids" clean the fields.  Our little guys (and gals) managed to raise close to $1000.00 today! 

It's days like today that make me very glad that I live in a town like Ypsilanti.  People from all walks of life took a minute to not only donate money to the kids, but to ask them about their team.  The little league here is a source of pride, and many of the donors took a minute to tell the boys about when THEIR kids played ball for YNLL.  The generosity of a small town with a bad reputation warms my heart.  There are so many good people here, and I'm glad my kids can be a part of that.  

These poor folks got stopped going in, and coming out...notice the woman has MORE money in her hands!  Where is the newspaper when things like this are happening?!

I realize that in other towns, a generous donor could just write their little league a check for $1000.00, but there was such a sense of community today.  Sharing little bits and pieces of themselves with one another.  Every donor had a little league story....

All in all, a very pleasant way to spend a sunny Saturday.

God is good.  All the time.

1 comment:

ilene said...

Hey MM... I love the new profile pix! BTW... Stop teasing that boy about his speech!! He is adorable!! :)