I am a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. I believe in sharing my talents and experiences by giving back to the community by giving my time to coaching, church and especially to the disability community. I truly believe that all men and women are created equally.
In the next couple of weeks, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet individuals with disabilities in Cudahy.
Every Saturday from 8:30-9:30 at Ladish Park, The Cudahy St Francis Little Baseball Association holds their Challenger League. The games run through July. This is your opportunity to come and watch up to 25 kids and their families and friends participate in the National Past Time. Come and watch kids playing baseball because they want to and are enjoying themselves.
For those who do not remember or are reading this for the first time, here is the link to a story Tom Pipines from Fox6 did on the Challenger League last year: http://www.fox6now.com/witi-101010-challenger-baseball,0,421962.story.
Another opportunity will be taking place at Cudahy High School. The Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin along with the Autism Society of Southeast Wisconsin are sponsoring the Lose the Training Wheels bike camp. This camp teaches individuals with disabilities to go from training wheels to riding on 2 wheels in one weeks time. I can attest to the success of this camp because my son was able to ride a bike at the end of the week.
The camp has about 40 individuals signed up, which is about the maximum. The camp runs from Monday June 27th and ends with a graduation ceremony on Friday July 1. The camp runs from 8:00 until 4:00 every day, there are about 8 different sessions throughout the day. I would invite everyone to come out on Monday and see where these individuals are starting, than come back on Friday and see the progress that they have made. You are always welcome the other days as well.
These are the individuals who will all be impacted by a freeze to Family Care and related programs. While the freeze may not affect them today, the waiting lists that are created today, will impact them tomorrow.