But I have to warn you, there is also another story to tell… and that story is not so happy, it is the story of being “almost” prepared for 200 kids - but not prepared enough. You can read that story when you scroll further down, after viewing the photographs below….
TEAM PHOTOS and ACTION SHOTS
And on this day, to see these children who had walked so far, and were so hot, standing out in the sun, wanting so desperately to join the excitement and then to have their hopes dashed… just broke my heart. We tried to do what we could to soften the blow… We gave them each black soccer shorts, brand new and shiny… which some accepted with forced smiles and some even genuine, but mostly we were met with sad & pleading eyes… these weren't jerseys… and they did not magically shout out how special and important I am….