OPERATION PLAY BASEBALL              

 
Operation Give wants to take the Game of Baseball to  Afghanistan. Through your kind and generous donations of new and slightly used Baseball Equipment, the Troops will be able to play ball amongst them selves and will also be able to set up teams for the children in Iraq and Afghanistan in order to teach them the game of Baseball. Boys and Girls of all ages will be able to play this great all American sport and will learn a lot more than just Baseball.


Operation Give will collect and ship the Baseball equipment to the Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and arrange for the distribution to the troops and ultimately to the children.
FedEx, our Shipping partner, will provide FREE Shipping from anywhere in the U.S. to our Salt Lake City Warehouse. However, donations are needed to help us cover shipping costs from our Salt Lake City warehouse to Kuwait and on to the Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

AMERICAN LEGION SUPPORTS OPERATION GIVE'S PROJECT TO TAKE BASEBALL TO THE CHILDREN OF AFGHANISTAN.

    
catcher.jpgBaghdad’s baseball team practices at Baghdad University soccer field, staying away from the sheep and cows. The season opens when the weather cools off. The captain dreams of playing, and beating, the Americans.
Christoph Bangert/Polaris, for The New York Times

SPORT AS A "SCHOOL FOR LIFE"

Sport is an ideal school for life. The skills learned through play, physical education and sport are fundamental to the holistic development of young people. These skills, such as cooperation and confidence, are essential for social cohesion and are carried throughout adult life. Sport actively educates young people about the importance of certain key values, such as honesty, fair play, respect for self and others, and adherence to the rules and respect for their importance. It provides a forum for them to learn how to cope with competition, not only how to lose but also how to win. Sport is a way to build understanding for the value of common bonds. And traditional games, those native to an area or culture, can be especially effective in this regard.

—Report from the United Nations
Inter–Agency Task Force on Sport for Development and Peace.

Contact Operation Give about shipping the equipment to elaine@operationgive.org  or call 435-512-4956

Donations are needed to cover shipping costs from our warehouse to Kuwait and on the the troops.

downloadPDF.jpg