Everything happens for a reason is the only thing that I can say on how this opportunity came across me. At the certain time when I got the application to be part of the Sport Changes Life program I didn’t know what I wanted to do after college, I had sent job applications but nothing was falling through and all of sudden this came across me. Through my time at Gonzaga University I knew there was one thing that I really wanted to do and that was to help people in some shape or form. This was the perfect opportunity for that. The programs main mission is to help those that may not have the same chance as others because of life situations, family, financial issues, and more and I knew that this was my chance to help make a difference in somebody’s life.
The other factor that played a big role in my decision-making is that I could have the chance to be one of the first golf players to join the program. This was the most interesting part in that the previous years the program had solely just been basketball players and they wanted to include golfers as part of the Rory Foundation joining SCL. It just seemed that everything was falling into place. I get to help kids and I get to have the chance to fall in love with the sport that I had thought I wanted to give up.
The feeling of surreal is the only word that I can find to describe how I felt when I got the email that I had been chosen to be a Victory Scholar. It took some time to sink that all these great things were ahead of me in just a few months.