Today was Diamond Express – Morris’s annual Phillip’s Wish serve day! Each year we have the awesome opportunity to partner with PW to collect toiletry kits, blankets, coats, clothes, etc., and then distribute them to homeless members of our community. The girls got to hand out hot chocolate, food and water, and hang out with some really awesome folks! It is such a blessing to hear people’s stories as they stand in line to get clothing and a warm meal. All of the girls who were able to participate were blessed with an experience that they will not soon forget!
Here is a rough inventory of what our girls were able to collect and distribute today: 200+ hygiene kits 25 blankets 10 coats 400+ toothbrush kits 20 pairs of socks Several large sacks of gently used clothing Over $500 for the PW Food Bank … and this was at last count, which was over a week ago!
We had some other awesome organizations who helped us collect and distribute TON of items in addition to the list above! I will add and tag them here as soon as I get the full list. Combined with the items provided by other individuals and organizations, PW was able to help meet the needs of hundreds of visitors today!
Thanks to everyone who helped make this another awesome serve day!
Oh my goodness, I can’t believe this is happening!!! The boxes are off to the Dominican Republic!!! Thank you very much American Airlines and all the wonderful people at AA Cargo who made this all so smooth this morning!!!! Thank you to everyone who has donated and made this all possible. There are going to be many happy kids in the Dominacn this Christmas!!! #DEx4DRp#teachyourkidsitbiggerthansoftball#DExNation
We played our last tournament of the season today. Although we had an extremely successful season, none of that mattered this weekend. We played in the Presley Mitchell Memorial tournament. Our head coach ensured the girls knew what and why they were playing and had explained that wins and losses did not matter in this tournament. We played to honor the memory of #22 Presley Mitchell. The girls raised money at the park and the restaurant we went to for lunch. We hope our girls left the tournament as better people and understand just how special this sport is and how it can help you grow in so many ways. It was great to see how a whole softball community came together to honor someone and help the family. Our prayers and love go out to the Mitchell family.