It takes a village to raise a child

September 5th, 2015 | Uncategorized

Our trip to the peace wall was a moving experience. Looking at all the beautiful murals and what they stood for was so eye-opening, the wall was huge and filled with signatures of people from all over the world that believed in peace. During our walk along the wall we stopped at a painting of all the hunger strikers who refused to eat during their fight against they way they were treated. 

In this moment I felt a sense of clarity. I remember thinking that I heard stories about this but never actually envisioned myself being at the peace wall in person and I thought WOW how did I get here and I reflected on all the people who believed in me and sacrificed so much to help me get to this point. God, my family ,friends and coaches so many helped and although there were circumstances that could have given me an excuse to stop chasing my dream the support from them over-shined.  I became extremely grateful in this moment, I mean I flat out wouldn’t be here without that support.  I feel that I can repay these people by continuing to push through adversity that is presented in my life and also by passing on their support to others. We are all presented with the opportunity to pass on this support and luckily enough we get to do it through sport! My goal is to have an affect on as many young adults as possible so that one day they will have a moment of clarity and think “Wow how the heck did I get here when few believed I could?” I want them to know in that moment that I always believed they could, as those who supported always believed in me. 

Victory Scholar: James Zuccaro

Present University: Ulster University

US League: Skyline Conference

Club/Community Partner: Ulster Elks

Alma Mater: College of Mount Saint Vincent

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland 

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