I have been asked several times over the past few weeks what it means to be selected as a Victory Scholar, and the more I think about it, the harder it is to really put how much it means to me into words. Most people when they graduate either go straight to work (coaching for me hopefully), go for another degree, or continue playing if you are that fortunate. Now to think that I am able to do all of these things, along with helping make a difference in the lives of young people is too good to be true.
Being involved with programs such as EHOOPS and those similar is a dream come true. Being able to connect with these extraordinary people through sport is one of the greatest feelings ever. Seeing their faces light up when you interact with them is an extremely gratifying experience, and to think you are making a difference in their lives is impossible to put into words.
Grateful doesn’t even express the immensity of my thankfulness for this opportunity, and I can’t wait to use this opportunity to not only grow as a person, but also help others grow and be the best versions of themselves that they can be. This truly is the experience of a lifetime, and I look forward to making the most of it each and every day!