December 2nd, 2014 | Uncategorized
To finish off an amazing 24 weeks with our SheHoops group from Newtownabbey we went to the Belfast Giant’s ice hockey game on Sunday. The girls were upset it would be our last time meeting, but the perk of meeting some of the players after the game, compliments of JoJo, kept them distracted! There is a surprising fan following for the Belfast Giants, the only ice hockey team in Northern Ireland. The stadium was pretty full on a Sunday night and the crowd was on their feet as the game went into overtime and penalty shots with the Giant’s securing the victory (they play with one less player on the ice than we do at home in the NHL). It was an awesome way to end our time with the girls. We reminisced about some of our fun times playing sport at Jordanstown, had a bit of banter, wound each other up and laughed the entire game.
An ehoop tradition is Four Star pizza to conclude each session and that last 20 minutes of the session was always full of laughs particularly with this group. Some of the girls went out and got little pizza slice necklaces for everyone! Just this little pizza necklace speaks for itself. These girls not only have grown since week one, but have made new friendships and relationships, made strides in their lives and wanted everyone to have a slice of pizza to remember our SheHoops family and the time we had together. It was amazing to see all the girls, the PSNI, and the SCL staff all have a slice of pizza around their neck as we concluded and celebrated an amazing accomplishment of our 24 SheHoops program completed.
Victory Scholar: Caroline Murphy
Present University: University of Ulster
Alma Mater: Gettysburg College