Anthem Boy Works to Get Safe Drinking Water to Africa

(ANTHEM, AZ) — A 10-year-old Anthem boy is reaching out to help children across the world who are suffering from the lack of safe water to drink.

With Sam Nollette’s passion and dedication, those who are supporting him hope he can save thousands of children’s lives. Nollette is organizing the Water 4 Kids Baseball Classic tournament. He’s assembling teams for a two-day baseball tournament at the end of January. All the proceeds will provide kids in Africa with clean water to drink. In the process Sam’s mom, Jamie, is hoping it will teach other kids in the US how to make a difference in the lives of others. She says Sam hand-picked a special village to sponsor. In that village are five schools that will benefit from the well. The village is called Molokochomo and is located in the central east region in Pallisa District in Uganda, Africa. Over 4,400 people – 1,400 adults and 3,000 children live in Molokochomo village and will benefit from the well. Children from neighboring villages, nearly 7,750 students total from five different schools (Molokochomo Primary, St. Jacob, St. Elizabeth, St. Mercy and Day Care Nursery school) will drink from the well every morning before and during school. Currently, these villagers have to walk over 3 km to a small, seasonal open pond. During the dry season, this well can dry up and they have to look to other sources of water. This pond is heavily congested from the two trading centres nearby and many fights break out because villagers are waiting for water. Even at home, families quarrel because of the long time it takes to fetch water from this water source. There are 3 ways to support the event: 1. If you have a team, sign up to play – email Jamie Nollette or call 623.824.3273 2. Send a donation to Water 4 Kids Baseball Classic Mail checks to PO BOX 74010 Phoenix, Arizona 85087 3. Come watch some baseball. January 30th and 31st in Anthem at the softball and baseball complex.