SCL Support System

January 31st, 2016 | Uncategorized

Unfortunately, the UL Huskies did not make it to the National Cup Finals. With that being said, it didn’t mean I had to miss out on all the great basketball and fun that the cup weekend had to offer!


Out of all 13 scholars, only Rita and her Galway Mystics had survived the journey to the tourney and made it to the final game. Of course, as athletes we all want to be the one competing in this important match, and eventually raising the cup as the winner. Unfortunately it doesn’t always work out that way.


Even though we couldn’t be playing in the game, we got to do the next best thing… to be a spectator, but more importantly a supporter. There were scholars from Limerick, Waterford, Dublin, and Belfast all at the game supporting Rita and her teammates.


When you take that into perspective, it speaks volumes. We came from different parts of the country to support our fellow Victory Scholar, not because we had to, but because we wanted to. We all know how busy everyone is, but we all made time to come watch the game anyway. It’s moments like these that highlight how special this group is. No matter the distance or the situation, this amazing group makes the effort to be there because we all genuinely care for one another and want to be a part of each other’s Sport Changes Life journey.


It is still so hard to believe that 5 months ago, we didn’t know each other. After just two short weeks and the occasional hang out here and there, these people have transformed from being complete strangers to family. It is just one of the many incredible gifts and opportunities Sport Changes Life has made possible for me during my year here in Ireland.


I truly enjoy every time I get a chance to see my Victory Scholar family. Combining the chance to see my fellow scholars, with the opportunity to see a Scholar win a championship is quite the combination.


Congratulations again to Rita and the rest of the Galway Mystics team!   


Victory Scholar: Sarah Benedetti

Present University: University of Limerick

US League: NEC

Club/Community Partner: UL Huskies

Alma Mater: St. Francis College 

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland

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