Principle #1 – Happiness is having fun even during tough times.
Baseball, baseball, baseball!!! Dana and I just returned from a fantastic baseball trip…four stadiums and 10 games!!! We had five ballparks to visit, and we saw four of them!!! We started our journey to Tampa Bay and watched two Rays games at Tropicana Field. We visited the Salvador Dali Museum. It’s an art museum with a painting of The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus and drawings, photographs, and sculptures. A Salvador Dali Mustache sculpture is in the Avant Garden of the Salvador Dali Museum.
The next city we visited was Atlanta. We went to Truist Park and watched two Braves games. Then on to New York. We went to three Yankee games at Yankee Stadium. And guess who they were playing??? Why the Padres, of course!!! The Padres didn’t play their best, but we had a great time. And because the world is a small place…we met a gentleman seated behind us that was an acquaintance of our friend in San Diego, and we met another family that lives close to my sister in North Carolina! Told you…small world!!! We saw “Six the Musical” on Broadway, and it is coming to San Diego from June 27 – July 9. The music and storyline were fantastic! We also really enjoyed the Jackie Robinson Museum. Jackie Robinson was the first African American in Major League Baseball. He played first base in his first game in MLB in 1947. He paved the way for future generations of African Americans in baseball and many other businesses and markets.
Our last stop was Miami. We attended three games, Marlins v. Padres, at LoanDepot Park. The Padres won two of three games! Go, Padres! It was so much fun…of course, it’s always fun when we win. The park was beautiful, and June 1st was “Pride at the Park,”…even though it was Florida!!! We visited Little Havana and went to the Miami Science Museum. Spending time with Dana, watching baseball, and visiting museums…best trip ever!!!
We’re not the only ones that were having fun. The Świetlica Dębniki Community Center celebrated International Children’s Day on June 3rd. Children were encouraged to dress up and walk the red carpet in the community center courtyard. Stations were set up representing the countries of Japan, Egypt, Poland, Ukraine, Africa, and the Arctic with games and activities. And giant bubbles, cotton candy and delicious snacks, music, dancing, clown shows, and a fashion show. It was a beautiful day with lots of smiles and laughter.
The celebration wouldn’t have happened without the help of our volunteers. Thanks to All Hands and Hearts for helping with the children’s games, the Red Nose Foundation for the clown shows, Team Kraków dla Ukrainy for delivering yogurt for every child, and the incredible and irreplaceable volunteers of our foundation for helping with activities and crowd control. Thank you for loving and caring for the community center’s youngest members.
I’m happy to announce our talented, extraordinary, and irreplaceable Łucja Malec-Kornajew won two awards for her book The Golden Train and other biggest puzzles in the history of art in Poland !!! Łucja and illustrator Aleksandra Gołonbiewska won “The Wise Book of the Year 2022 for Children and Award of Internet users and readers of Gazeta Wyborcza. We are so proud of her. Congratulations, Łucja!!! You are so good!!!
If you would like to sponsor activities like these at the community center, please see the bottom of the email for ways to donate. Thank you for your love and support of URI and KDU. I’m so grateful to you for being part of my circle. Until next time…Be positive and stay safe. #lovewins #supportukraine #peaceforukraine
HOW TO MAKE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UKRAINIAN RELIEF INITIATIVE
All contributions are fully tax-deductible through HCC, our registered 501(c)(3) passthrough charity.
TO CONTRIBUTE BY CHECK:
Make your check payable to **Hispanic Community Council** – (VERY IMPORTANT: not to Ukraine Relief Initiative) and send it to the following address:
HCC – URI
c/o John Kersey
208 Liberty Street
Warren, PA 16365
Please indicate “Ukrainian Relief Initiative” in the check memo and include a note with your contact info (address, phone, email).
TO CONTRIBUTE ELECTRONICALLY BY PAYPAL:
Use this link: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=WMYJHS9UVMWY2. PayPal goes through the “Hispanic Community Council,” our 501(c)3 passthrough organization.
In the memo, please include your name, address, phone #, and email so we can process your tax receipt.