Some columns disappear in the back of one’s mind, but when they are read again the smallest details and memories come zooming back.

Such was the case with this one, penned in 2007.

Of the 97 Hoop Scoop columns to date in nearly five years, this was one of the most challenging ones to write. I was blessed to have the opportunity to write it.

The story details the Niigata Albirex BB’s work to help in the earthquake relief efforts in the summer that year.