The Uganda Project (Days 1 & 2)
by Tom Schoenfelder
November 1st marked the first day of what will be a month long project to help more children in Uganda play baseball.
The team from Uganda that played in the Little League World Series this past August brought national attention to their need of baseball equipment. The plan is to fill a 20 ft. container with equipment like helmets, gloves,balls, bats, etc. and ship it over. To give you an idea of the magnitude of this donation, we can pack up what we call a starter kit filled with everything one team needs in a box that is 20 inches x 20 in x 20 in.
Friday morning began with the arrival of the forklift that we’ve appropriately nicknamed the Dharma Initiative for its retro appearance. The 30 second explanation on the forklift by Dunne the guy who dropped it off went a little like this…
– keep your hands inside of the forklift because you will lose them
– if it catches fire hit this lever because it disengages the battery
– if you don’t pick something up centered it will fall and you’ll get hurt
– when charging make sure it’s in a well ventilated area because they can blow up