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February 18, 2005 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - Everett Hawks News Release

Everett, WA-The Everett Hawks, Everett Events Center and the Everett Council of the Navy League are encouraging fans attending Military Appreciation Day on Sunday April 3rd, to bring an unwrapped football, basketball or soccer ball to be shipped over to American soldiers in Iraq.

At the request from US soldiers in Iraq, they find it very useful to carry around balls in their day packs to hand to the children of Iraq. While Iraqi children are not able to speak with the soldiers because of language difficulties, they all understand the language of footballs, basketballs and soccer balls. It helps to break down the barriers to make communication easier.

Coordinated through the Everett Council of the Navy League, all balls that are collected during the April 3rd home game will be sent over to a central location in Iraq and handed over to the soldiers for distribution. Boxes will be strategically placed throughout the Events Center so fans can simply drop their donated gift upon entering the arena.

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