And away it goes
by David Rhode
Less than 48 hours after we heard from the group in Henryville, Indiana 11 boxes are on their way to replace the equipment they lost in the tornadoes a week ago. I think that represents the new gold standard for turnaround between request and shipment.
The equipment will run the gamut. It will be gloves, baseballs, softballs, bats, batting helmets, equipment bags, cleats, pants, catcher’s gear. The reason we can react so quickly is that we’ve received so many wonderful donations in the past. That said, we are almost out of gloves and catcher’s gear and our supply of baseballs is getting low. These are somewhat normal occurences for us at this time of the year. March is a month where a lot more equipment goes out the door than comes in.
The equipment and uniforms we donate are our way to say “we hope things get better soon”. What can you say to a group that has had its world turned upside town. Friends or loved ones lost their loves or suffered terrible injuries. Homes were destroyed or damaged.
What we do know is that the kids in the Henryville Babe Ruth league will get back to practice next week and their Opening Day will go off as scheduled.