March 13th, 2016 | Uncategorized
I remember the days and weeks following my acceptance into the Sport Changes Life program. The excitement and anticipation were unparalleled. Every time I received an email from the program I would eagerly open it to learn as much as I could about the program and about Ireland. I remember my favorite piece of mail that I received was that from former victory scholars giving advice to future victory scholars, giving advice to me. I read it several times over, learning about their advice on packing, what to expect when living in Ireland, how much it rains, and much more. Reading this made my anticipation grow even stronger, it made the experience much more real, as it seemed to be just a surreal possibility.
Today I am experiencing a reversal of roles, as it is now me who is giving advice to future scholars. As I write this document, I can’t help but remember how much I appreciated and enjoyed hearing about other people’s experience, and hope that I am able to have the same impact on the unknown future Galway scholar. It amazes me how quickly time goes. I’m glad I have a couple more months even though I know it will be gone in a flash. Then it will be time to pass on the reigns to the next class of Victory scholars.
Victory Scholar: Cory Starkey
Present University: NUI Galway
US League: Patriot League
Club/community partner: Galway Titans
Alma Mater: Bucknell University
Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland