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OGLALA LAKOTA TRIBE, PINE RIDGE RESERVATION SUMMER YOUTH LEAGUE " THE DEFENDERS" FUND 2016

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My Son, Hunter.
April 27, 2016

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THE STORY:

GREETINGS! MY NAME IS KIM BIG CROW. I AM A GRADUATE, WIFE, & MOTHER OF THREE WONDERFUL CHILDREN. WE ARE ALL MEMBERS OF THE OGLALA SIOUX TRIBE ON THE PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION LOCATED ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA.

MY 5 YEAR OLD SON, HUNTER BIG CROW HAD EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN PLAYING BASEBALL, AND AROUND OUR NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY THERE IS NOT MUCH OFFERED BASEBALL WISE, FOR HIS AGE GROUP. ESPECIALLY FOR YOUTH SUMMER SPORTS SUCH AS T-BALL, SOFTBALL, AND BASEBALL.

BUT! LAST YEAR WITH THE HELP OF MY OLDER SISTER, WE WERE FORTUNATE TO COACH OUR FIRST T-BALL TEAM 6 AND UNDER BOYS AND GIRLS WE CALLED, THE DEFENDERS (13 BOYS & GIRLS, SEE PICTURE). IT WENT SO WELL! THE GREAT THING WAS IT BECAME A NICE THING FOR THE COMMUNITY TO LOOK FORWARD TO EVERY WEEK.

OUR CHILDREN HAVE BECOME OLDER AND SO WE ARE NOW MOVING INTO GIRLS 7-9 SOFTBALL, BOYS 7-9 BASEBALL. WE ARE LOOKING FOR FUNDING TO PURCHASE OUR TWO TEAMS, CATCHER'S GEAR (FOR GIRL AND A BOY) AS WELL AS, JERSEYS FOR THE GIRLS SOFTBALL AND BOYS BASEBALL. WITH THE RISE OF OBESITY AND PRE-DIABETES AMONG OUR SPECIFIC POPULATION (NATIVE AMERICAN), WE ARE DOING OUR BEST TO KEEP THE CHILDREN WE COACH TO HAVE PRACTICE FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR EVERYDAY IN THE EVENINGS TO GET THEM SOME TYPE OF ACTIVITY, AS WELL AS, TO LEARN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL. IT IS A SPORT THAT CAN TEACH THEM A LOT; TEAMWORK, SPORTSMANSHIP, SELF CONFIDENCE JUST TO NAME A FEW.

WE SURE APPRECIATE ANY HELP WE MAY GET!

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