Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tales From The Inbox - April 2, 2009

Hoops For Hope
: Thanks to Carolyn for bringing this story to our attention. JD Walsh started out teaching kids in New York basketball. Now, with Hoops For Hope he is teaching children orphaned by violence in Kashmir. One of the best clips of the story:

The local press reported that less-privileged kids played with wealthier mates--a mixing of classes not at all common in this part of the world. By the end, some quiet messages had gone out: about team play in a tough game, about bridging economic divides, and yes, even about peace.

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Lindsay said...

Anything program that gives kids a break from rough things going on from their lives is great. Hoops for Hope will make a difference for a lot of kids.

It was interesting how one post said in the U.S. we have the "luxury" of using the word violent to describe sports like basketball. But in other parts of the world, there are wars going on and a lot more violence. For some kids, sports is one way and maybe the only way to escape it.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Yeah, definitely puts a new perspective on the word...