The Little Monkey's last soccer game didn't just consist of standing around and looking cute.
There was also a pretty special awards ceremony, inflatables, a catered lunch from Carrabba's, cookies from Bud's Best and gift cards from Yogurt Mountain....tents courtesy of Publix and a DJ.
It was more than I expected and it was amazing to see the community support that was involved in providing an amazing experience for these children!
Addie went and sat with her Buddy during the awards (this would be Buddy number...six...?)
Addie's name was called quickly and after a little prodding, she walked up to accept her medal.
I wish I knew what she was thinking...
After the group picture - which was quite comical - my brother rescued her from the mob.
There were minor kinks in the program - but way less than you would expect for a brand new program.
Having an opportunity like TOPSoccer offered to us was amazing and as long as we can work it into our schedule, we will be back in the Fall...and I hope that the volunteers are out in full force this time.
It would be wonderful to have consistent volunteers who could partner with these children to help them and encourage them for six short weeks.
I cannot wait to see how TOPSoccer grows in our community.
We were honored to be a part of something that has the potential to grow beyond what we could have ever imagined.
I'll post more details closer to the Fall...
May 20, 2012