Kristi Toliver: Shalom from Israel

Shalom from Israel!

As some of you already know, I've been spending my "offseason" over in Israel playing for B'not Hasharon. It only took me about a week to realize this was no offseason because of the two-a-days we had three times a week. We are wrapping up our season right now and are playing the No. 2 team in the league in the playoffs. We are a very young team full of 18 and 19 year olds, but there is a lot of fight in us, so we will see what happens. You gotta' love being the underdog sometimes.

Although there was a lot of basketball being played in my time out here, I also had time to go check out the sites and see what Israel had to offer. My favorite place we went to was The Dead Sea. Yes, it's true…you do in fact float. My sister was in town for that trip, so that made it extra special to have her around.

I want to take this time to give all you Sky fans a heads up on a project I will be working on this upcoming season. I will be auctioning off my game shoes at every home game this summer to help raise money for the people in Haiti. I have sponsored a child, Delwood, since I was in high school and I thought that this country could use the help now more than ever. So with YOUR help I think we can team up and do something great for those who suffered from the earthquake.

I look forward to seeing you all again this summer out at Allstate Arena! Thanks in advance for the help in Haiti! I think we can really make a difference! Go Sky!

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