Project Harmony Gets Helping Hand From Youth Baseball Team

Paul Gutierrez

OMAHA (KPTM) - A local youth baseball team sacrificed part of its weekend volunteering for a good cause.

The Omaha Pacesetters began their Sunday playing in a tournament against an Iowa-based team at Tranquility Park. The kids, ages 10-12, wore a special kind of jersey during their game in a show of support for Project Harmony; a local non-profit organization committed to helping victims of child abuse overcome obstacles.

"I would definitely recommend it to other teams and I would want to do it again next year," said baseball player Gage Juhlin.

After the game, the Pacesetters rallied together as a group at the Project Harmony Building helping a local artist put together a public art display.

"Just knowing that I'm helping kids my age really feels great," said Juhlin.

With a box full of Legos in hand, the young volunteers carefully stacked up what will eventually turn into a giant wave on the wall of the Project Harmony lobby. When the project is complete we're told more than two million Legos will line that wall to make the building a little more kid-friendly and create a calming atmosphere.

"I think the project gives the kids a sense of community," said parent Alison Bruckner.

A project aimed at giving a little comfort to thousands of abuse victims metrowide and one that should be complete in about two weeks.