Jan Scruggs, head of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, says his appeal through Washington Whispers for soccer equipment is working. In an E-mail to us, he reports that groups around the country are mobilizing to help troops in Iraq outfit themselves in soccer gear but also the kids they are playing against. And it happened within minutes of our posting Wednesday afternoon. Here's what Scruggs just E-mailed to us:
"Shoes are moving to Iraq! Thank you for helping our soldiers and the Iraqis find something to get their minds focused on athletics!