January 24th, 2015 | Uncategorized
Before classes started back up, we had the opportunity to help out Dierdre and the Sport For Life program working with a large group of kids in Omagh. Sport Changes Life is not the only program around helping inspire youth through sport. It was a treat to work with little youngsters for a day as we had a fun morning full of activities and games.
This session was a culmination of a long program where Sport Changes Life goes into schools to promote healthy habit including physical activity, healthy eating, and more to young kids. Ryan, Ashley, and myself jumped in and worked with one of the classes that participated in the Sport for Life program. The kids were in for quite the surprise at the end of the day when “Air Elk”, the mascot would make an appearance. I was also in for a surprise when I was the one putting on the heavy duty, a bit smelly, and extremely hot elk mascot costume.
Although I could barley see and breath (exaggerating slightly), it was worth it when the kids went wild! As the best dancer of the trio (Ryan, Ashley, & myself) it was only right that I danced down the runway made by the kids to the popular song Uptown Funk! The kids literally went crazy and it was worth all the sweat and tears ;).
All in all we had a great day and it was a great culmination to the Sport for Life program for all the kids involved. I may or may not go down in history as being the best “Air Elk” ever.
Victory Scholar: Caroline Murphy
Present University: University of Ulster
Alma Mater: Gettysburg College