1. Ukraine Baseball-Ukrainian Style

    Kids at my school wanted to learn to play baseball.  We had some equipment, but not nearly enough.  So, a friend, who works at Yahoo!, asked his team if they could spend a bonus on baseball gear--they agreed!  We ended up with enough equipment to have a "baseball camp."  I don't know anything about baseball, so volunteers who do came and did a week long baseball training camp--it was so much fun!  There were kids from about 6 or 7 years old to 18 all playing and learning together.  The kids w...

  2. Ukraine Ukrainka yogini

    My Ukrainian friends invited me to come to their exercise class.  A Russian woman had been there 10 years earlier and taught them an aerobics routine--they had been following it to a "T" for the past 10 YEARS!!!  That is how dedicated they are to being fit.  They asked me to introduce them to yoga and we began practicing together in a unheated gym--my yoga friends from the States sent us mats!  In the winter we could see our breath and our feet were blue.  The women brought their ki...

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