Friday, October 30, 2009

A Soccer Saturday!

I was quite the Soccer mom....at one time we had 5 boys playing on 3 teams, luckily every other year they could be on the same team. You can imagine me being the sideline cheerleader! I miss those days.

This year I was able to sponsor a cute little 6 year old boy to play soccer for the first time. His mom is one of the bus drivers at our school. She has been bringing Angel with her on her run occasionally since he was 3. She is a single mom and all the burdens that that can sometimes carry. We were talking one day about how she wanted to get him into something social, hopefully a sport, but her ex had been layed off, and child support in arrears, it just wouldn't be happening. So I got to be his Sponsor! I was able to go watch a game of the "Invaders". Angel started off as goalie, and as all good coaches do, subbed him and the other boys in and out during the game. When 6 year olds play soccer, it is quite entertaining....good exercise as they run, and run and run!!He was in heaven, he is having a great time interacting with the boys on his team. His coach is a great role model and support. Of course, there were the water breaks...No Victory on the score board, but absolutely one for this little guy! Great Day for a soccer game!

6 comments:

Lauri said...

Score one for Sheryl. What a great opportunity for a very cute little six year old.

Lisa and Mark said...

that's such a great idea! we'd love to do something like that!

Chris and Jenn said...

That was so sweet of you! I bet he was so excited to play! What a great idea, i bet it brought back some good memories of your kids playing!

Sundbergs said...

That is so sweet and what a great way to help out some one else who will get so much out of it. What a fun day to watch.

Grammy Staffy said...

He is a doll and so are you!

What a good idea and what a nice thing for you to do.

You surely did score this time.

Grandma Kris said...

Oh, Sheryl, what a wonderful thing to do. You are an angel.