January 18th, 2016 | Uncategorized
Actively engaging in the community along with coaching hundreds of children per month, a Victory Scholar touches many lives in Ireland. Consuming myself into coaching basketball along with making each session unforgettable and fun, I sometimes fail to realize that my actions are making a difference in someone’s life. And out of the numerous of Irish children I have come into contact with in my Sport Changes Life journey, one girl’s story will stick with me forever.
Since I’ve been in Waterford, this young girl has showed up to every Saturday morning camp and cheered loudly at every Wildcat’s Super League home game. I even have the pleasure of coaching her every Thursday night watching her skills blossom this season, as she is a part of the 12 and under basketball team.
Recently, she wrote Waterford’s other Victory Scholar, Katie Fox, and I an inspiring note saying how we were living her dream in hopes that she will one day be us. Fathoming those words in the letter, my heart was sincerely touched. From a coaching perspective, I am confident that this young Wildcat with so much potential will become a tremendous player in the near future.
Reminiscing down memory lane and thinking of the obstacles it took me to get to where I am today, it’s amazing to say that I am one of the few people that get the opportunity to live out my dreams. Thanks to the Sport Changes Life program, I am in a position to give children the motivation and determination to chase after their dreams, teaching them that anything is possible.
Victory Scholar: Jazmen Boone
Present University: Waterford IT
US League: CAA
Club/Community Partner: Waterford Wildcats
Alma Mater: The College of William and Mary
Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland