Creating an Active Lifestyle for Children in Need
My little family has experienced quite a few changes this month and we are having the best time!! I mentioned earlier this month that my son was starting T-ball and we were hoping to encourage a sports equipment drive with his new T-ball team.
We were a little hesitant after the first practice so we didn’t really talk to anyone about it at that time. By the time we got to the second practice, things went well so we talked to a couple of the parents about the sports equipment drive. Coach asked us if the team would be interested in a bonus scrimmage game and we were all on board so I told them all I would bring the information to the practice on Friday.
During practice on Friday, I told the parents about the and we all decided to bring our donations to the game on Saturday.
The Braves had their first T-ball game and did great!!
That’s my boy on third base – he was thrown out trying to make it to home.
My boy played right field and knew to hold his stance. He was slightly sad that the ball never came to him.
Since April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month, I thought this would be a great time to make a large donation to the Rainbow Room at my office – Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (Child Protective Services).
The Rainbow Room is an emergency resource center available to CPS caseworkers to help them meet the critical needs of abused and neglected children. To find out more about Rainbow Rooms in Texas, visit Greater Texas Community Partners.
Sports Equipment Drive
We got a few donations of sport equipment, but we also had the toys and activities from our shopping trip, so after the game we headed home for a bath and some rest and then took the donations to the CPS office to drop off at the Rainbow Room!!
As you can see the Rainbow room is geared toward smaller children and there isn’t much for activity in here. There were a few board games and baby toys so our donation will definitely help the children in our area.
My boy’s favorite donation – a giant playground ball!!
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