November 29th, 2015 | Uncategorized
With Thanksgiving just passed, it seemed fitting to write a blog about what I am thankful for. After all, I did not make it to where I am today without a tremendous amount of help and I have countless people to thank.
First, I have to thank my parents. They are two of the most genuinely good people I have ever known. My mom is one of the most giving people in the world. If I ever needed anything growing up, my mom would do everything in her power to ensure that I had it—as long as it didn’t interfere with a Cleveland Cavaliers game (only kidding Mom! For those who don’t know, my mom is their number one fan). My goofy dad has also been an incredible role model for me growing up. He has worked so hard to make sure that my siblings and I would have a good life.
I am especially thankful that my mom and dad introduced me to my first love: basketball. They have supported my from my very first practice at age eight to my career here in Ireland. I will never be able to thank them enough for the countless hours they spent coaching me, driving me to and from games and practices, and cheering me on. They are truly my greatest supporters, and it is because of them that I’ve had the opportunity to be successful, not only in basketball, but in life. So thank you Mom and Dad, for giving me the greatest gift I have ever received: the gift of a good life.
If I am going to thank my parents, I can’t leave out the rest of my family. From my siblings, cousins, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, I have never felt anything but unconditional love. My family members have always been there to support me. They are my biggest fans and my best friends. I am so thankful to have them in my life. I miss you all very much, and I was thinking of you even more than usual during Thanksgiving. I hope you said an extra “Thank you for the food,” for me!
Lastly, I have to thank the others who have made an impact on my life. To my teachers, professors, and lecturers from Twinsburg, Brooklyn, and Waterford, thank you for teaching me how to learn. To my coaches and teammates that I’ve had the pleasure to play with throughout the years, thank you for sharing in my dreams. To my friends, thank you for filling my life with laughter. And finally, to the people at Sport Changes Life and to my new friends in Waterford, thank you for this opportunity, and for making my transition to living in Ireland one of the easiest, most exciting, and most fulfilling events in my life.
Thank you all!
Victory Scholar: Katie Fox
Present University: Waterford IT
US League: NEC
Club/Community Partner: Waterford Wildcats
Alma Mater: St. Francis College
Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland