Week 1

October 7th, 2012 | Uncategorized

Hi Everyone!
So this is my first entry, as some of you know I am a late addition to the Sport Changes Life family, but I am so happy to be here. My name is Caroline Stewart and I am from Topsfield, Massachusetts, it is a small town about 20 minutes north of Boston. I went to Boston University and am currently getting my Masters of Business Studies at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown. 

Since my arrival about two weeks ago, I have been coaching the junior Elks, where Jim and I are coaching the U16 players. I am coaching the Ulster Elks Ladies Basketball team while also coaching the under 15 Northern Ireland Girls team with Matt, Jim, and head coach Deirdre. While I am in Northern Ireland I am playing for the Ulster Rockets Super League team. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to play especially with such a great group of young women. 
I had my first E-hoops experience this week and just fell in love with the program; this is an amazing concept of working with at-risk youth through sports. The amount of fun these kids have in a safe environment is unbelievable and life changing for me to watch. I cannot wait till next Wednesday to see them again. 

I want to give a special thank you to Deirdre, Gareth, my Maguire girls, Stephen, Matt, and Jim for welcoming me into this incredible program and community. This is truly a family and I feel so blessed to be apart of it!!!

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