I am honored to serve on the board of an organization whose message is taught through a sport that I know and love.  At the age of five, I was introduced to “the beautiful game” and had the opportunity to compete at various levels.  By way of simple involvement, I received mentor support though coaches, learned discipline through dedication, and gained knowledge through teamwork.   I know firsthand of the benefits that sport has on one’s development and want every child possible to experience the positive aspects that not only will help them on the field, but will also serve them in daily life as they mature into productive adults.