For those of you who don't know me I am Scott Caruso, the Afghanistan Water Polo volunteer with the distinct honor of escorting the athletes to California next month. While so much effort is coming together there is still much to be done to prepare for a trip of this nature. With knowing just how excited I am for this, I can't even imagine what the athletes are thinking. I’ve had the good fortune of being exposed to many other cultures spanning the world, and have been very fortunate in my life thus far to have visited places many Americans have not had the opportunity. Visiting Afghanistan, especially as a civilian and under such positive circumstances, is an opportunity of a lifetime for me. Even as the realities of the challenges ahead present themselves I can't help but to be continually inspired by the work of the dedicated volunteers that are making these athletes’ dream become reality. If you are reading this I urge you to get involved in this effort in whatever way you can contribute, but especially by assisting in our financial needs. I will be continuing to provide updates as we approach the athlete’s arrival and our journey to America.