Soccer ball collection meets its goal

In the July issue of Parks & Recreation, Washington Recreation and Park Association (WRPA) kicked off “July Is Parks and Recreation Month” by collecting soccer balls to send to African children involved in sports. Since the start of the campaign, 30 cities across Washington participated in collecting more than 2,000 balls to send to Africa through World Vision. The following are the cities that got involved:

Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mount Vernon, Mountlake Terrace, Kitsap County, Port Angeles, Poulsbo, Puyallup, Skagit County, Auburn, Federal Way, Burien, Enumclaw, Issaquah, Bellevue, Mercer Island, University Place, Camas, Longview-Kelso, Walla Walla, Yakima, Spokane, Medical Lake, Kent, Seattle, Redmond, Sammamish, Tukwila, Woodinville and Pullman.

WRPA is proud to have taken part in this partnership with World Vision. WRPA received press from T.V., radio and newspapers, and the children who participated were so excited to have their balls sent to Africa. Giving children in America an opportunity to help those less fortunate proved to be a success this summer. WRPA hopes to collect soccer balls nationwide next year, and involve NRPA in its endeavor.

COPYRIGHT 2004 National Recreation and Park Association

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