I was excited to have drawn your name for the Christmas service exchange. I thought of ways I could serve that would be of interest to you, possibly in the dentistry or orthodontic world. I thought of your love of running and exercise and considered running the Race for the Cure 5k in your name. When I injured my ankle playing basketball, the race was out of the question. But still running along an athletic thread, I decided to coach Girls Youth Soccer at the YMCA. And even better, Callan was on the team.
In the Spring of this year and then again for the Fall season, I coached a total of 18 girls each week. We had practices, ran drills, played games, and even traveled to Winston-Salem for some away games. I attended coaching clinics to learn better coaching techniques. I greatly enjoyed the experience. All in all, I put in a total of 50 hours of volunteer coaching and I loved doing it.
I also participated in the "Stamp Out Hunger" National Food Drive by donating non-perishable foods via the postal service on May 12.
Thanks for giving me this opportunity. I enjoyed spending time with the girls and Callan's "Hey Uncle Scott, did you know...." stories kept me entertained while she played goalie. It was a great experience.