Freedom Is Not Free teamed up with Coach Kurtis Swanberg and the AllStar Baseball and Softball Academy to hold a baseball camp for local military children ages 4-13. The camp was held in Carlsbad, CA (just south of Camp Pendleton) from 27-30 December 2011, and was a great way to wrap up 2011!
We would like to thank our donors and sponsors for making this event possible, at no cost to the participants. Your support gives military children a great experience that keeps them active and occupied during the Holidays - a period when it is particularly hard to only have one parent around.
Some of the children were already seasoned pro's, while some had never played baseball in their life. By the end of the week, most had developed solid fundamentals and a new love for the game. Coach K and his staff did a great job in making sure the children had a great time while improving their skills!
Over the past decade, military families have felt the effects of constant deployments. Besides worrying about the safety of a loved one on a daily basis, military spouses have to bear the responsibilities of raising children and maintaining households on their own. We are happy to provide a positive experience to help temporarily relieve some of the stresses associated with having a wounded or deployed family member.
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Freedom Is Not Free is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to assisting wounded service members and their families, and the families of the fallen. Freedom Is Not Free makes grants to Purple Heart recipients and their families to meet their immediate financial needs, including but not limited to, the expenses associated with medical care, travel, home modification, and paying bills. We support community projects and provide activities for wounded service members and their families.
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U.S. Troops Killed in OIF: 4,422
U.S. Troops Killed in OEF: 2,100
U.S. Wounded in Action: 50,407
As of 14 May 2013