Episode 1: Pilot

Posted By: MeghanDonoghue
Posted On: August 31st, 2017
Attending: Waterford Institute of Technology


Hey everyone!! Welcome to my blog!! So, throughout this whole year I will be blogging my experiences as often as possible. I will be studying Business Management at Waterford IT and playing basketball for the Waterford Wildcats this year. Along with studying and playing basketball, probably the most important part of my time here in Ireland will be mentoring and coaching young kids in my community. Thank you in advance for reading, and I hope you enjoy taking part in this journey with me!
After a summer full of anticipation I have finally landed in the beautiful country of Ireland. It was a little stressed at first getting everything ready to go, having all of my documents and forms together, making sure my luggage met the weight requirements (barely!), driving from Ohio to NYC for the Victory Scholar launch, and finally saying goodbye to my friends and family. It was a hectic few days but I made it safe and sound to Ireland and am ready to hit the ground running!

We spent a week in Belfast to train and learn more about what Sport Changes Life is all about, and what will be expected of us as Victory Scholars. We got a chance to meet everyone involved with the program, and honestly the more people I meet and talk to, the more excited I get to be a member of this program. This program is all about having sport play a part in changing the lives of young people and I cannot wait to meet the local kids in Waterford and get started being a mentor to them. This is going to be one of the most challenging, hectic, amazing, and exciting years of my life and I hope you all enjoy following this journey with me!

Stay tuned for more blogs and videos!! (You can find all of the scholar videos on the Sport Changes Life Facebook page)

Talk to you soon!!


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