Afghanistan Water Polo T-Shirts

Help the Afghanistan National Water Polo Team raise funds for their US training trip by picking up one of these bad boys. Red only for now but we're open to suggestions for other colors and styles etc - email if you have a specific request and we'll see what's most popular.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

201st Corps Swim Competition

I just witnessed something amazing. I went to a swim competition at the Afghan National Army (ANA) base at Pol-e-Charki, Afghanistan. There is a 25 yard pool that is approximately 10 yards wide. There were hundreds of soldiers at the pool for an intramural competition. The cheering was loud, the athletes, who were soldiers, were giving their all, and there was nothing but smiles. I have never seen so many people excited about a swim meet before. I was also so impressed about how well the athletes swam, considering that most of the soldiers never swam in a pool before today.

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