Boy sends baseballs with notes from home to troops

March 27, 2014 5:33:34 PM PDT
A 12-year-old boy in New Jersey is hitting a home run with a unique idea to support U.S. troops overseas.

Billy Cook thought it would be cool to send baseballs to the troops, signed with notes of support by friends and neighbors. 'Billy's BASEballs' started as his public service project for his bar mitzvah, but it kept growing.

In five months, he's sent out more than 1,500 balls.

"You're risking your life for us to have our freedom and it means a lot, to me and a lot of people," Billy said.

"I have met so many people who are complete strangers to me and have become my friends because of this project and they just tell me how great my son is," his mom Phylisse said.

Billy and his family are vowing to continue sending the baseballs even after his bar mitzvah has passed.

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