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    The local Kiwanis chapter contacted me about speaking at their next meeting about this project. An email was sent to all their members about the upcoming meeting, and about DR and baseball. The next morning we received a call from a member who coaches and is active in their town baseball board. We go tomorrow to pick up what he has......and he told us to bring a pickup truck.

    Other members are bringing more to the luncheon.

    More shipping boxes have been ordered, this is a good thing!

    We’ve had a great response from DR1 members, 8 boxes have been paid for, and 2 more promised. We anticipate having 18-20 boxes shipped, so if you can sponsor a box or more, let me know. Thanks from us, and the boys of DR.




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    We went to pickup the baseball equipment on Wednesday, almost filled the truck bed.

    As an aside..... we have two vehicles here, a Lexus RX350 and a Toyota Tundra. The Tundra is his, he bought it last January and I’ve never gotten into it. When we go out together, he drives the Lexus. For the past 40 years, there has not been a Latin radio station here, closest in Philly. He has an assortment of Dominican CDs that he’s kept in his vehicles over the years. Quite by accident, while flipping through radio stations in the house, I heard bachata. All excited, I told him there is now a local station that only plays Spanish music, merengues, bachatas, salsa, etc (and a little too much Mexican music ). Happy for him, I tell him the station, and I change my favorite station in the Lexus to the Spanish one. It’s all we’ve listened to for months. Okay. Wednesday I get into the truck, and off we go. I look suspiciously at the radio, it’s not the Spanish station. I thought maybe he couldn’t find it, or forgot the number. So I asked why he didn’t have the Spanish station on, ready to tune it in for him. Without missing a beat, he tells me he prefers this station, it plays oldies that he likes. Hahaha! Well shut my mouth.

    The Lexus is now tuned to my favorite station again.




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    LOL...my spouse is the same way..likes the oldies. I have Sirius in my car, always on the Latin station. He says he likes the memories of the oldies. In DR though he does play the oldies, Latin oldies. Maybe for another thread..lol

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    18 boxes of baseball equipment and other items to be donated in the DR are packed and ready for the truck to pickup tomorrow.

    Thank you to everyone who donated equipment or cash towards buying equipment and shipping costs. You’re making a big difference in many lives.

    Looking forward to parking my car in the garage again

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    We had a great success distributing the baseball equipment this year, to literally over 200 boys. This year we outfitted boys from Rancho el Medio, Carlos Pinto, Barahona, Jamao, Miracielo and Nigua. We tried something new this year, and it worked great! I brought down a big roll of double tickets, the kind they use for 50/50 raffles. Each boy received a ticket, and then I pulled numbers randomly from a bag. This way everyone had the same chance at picking first/early, and it was cute to see how excited they were while waiting and when their number was called.

    This year we had so much more to give out. In addition to lots of donated used equipment and clothing, a client of our son donated 10 brand new Wilson gloves. (When we got those, the idea of using the tickets came to mind, and we split the new gloves up between the different groups). We probably had 75-100 gloves, at least 200 bats, about 75 pairs of cleats, helmets, equipment bags, batting gloves, baseball pants, jerseys, socks, you name it, we had it. As we did in the past, we gave everything directly to the kids, no middle men. Here are some random photos.

    Those of you who helped pay for the shipping, THANK YOU! We couldn’t have done it without your help.

    We arrived home last night in NJ, and laughed when we found two large bags on our porch. You guessed it, baseball equipment for next shipment.


    Lining up to get their tickets in Miracielo
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    So hard to choose what to pick!
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    Some of the boys from Miracielo, the rest were already back on the field
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    Boys from Carlos Pinto waiting their turn
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    Boys from Carlos Pinto
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    Boys from Rancho el Medio
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    This boy missed coming with his team, so his grandma brought him to our house, he left very happy (so did abuela)
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    These three came by bus from Barahona to our house, they left at 4 a.m. and arrived about 11. We made the trip worth their while, outfitted the boy completely, gave his father softball bat and glove, and sent the coach with a bag full with catchers gear, balls, etc.
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    Volunteers ready to help distribute in Jamao. We did this giveaways through
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    Waiting their turn in Jamao
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    The boys from Jamao and Lindsey
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    Fantastic job AE and all who contributed.
    Thank you

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