How the Hamels Foundation Helped
The Hamels Foundation was able to provide and equip a boys soccer team consisting of children who were displaced by Thailand’s 2004 tsunami. The sport has been vital in establishing a bridge for children and youth in social skills as well as a sense of belonging and camaraderie. Not only were uniforms and equipment provided, but instruction as well. For these victims, building a youth soccer program gave them something to look forward to as well as a healthy distraction from the areas devastation. The Hamels Foundation continues to support this project.