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.
Open to boys ages 5-12 and girls ages 5-14 (Note: girls that played last season in the league as a 14 year old are grandfathered and can play in the 2011 season as a 15 year old).
Last week, I attended my bi-monthly meeting for the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (http://www.wi-bpdd.org/). I was especially looking forward to this meeting for two reasons.
I am excited to annouce that Lose the Training Wheels (http://www.losethetrainingwheels.org/) is coming to Cudahy High School June 27-July 1. The camp is co-spnsored by The Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin (http://www.dsaw.org/default.aspx) and the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin (http://www.assew.org/). The camp is designed to teach kids with a disability to ride a bike from training wheels to 2 wheels in 1 weeks time. The camp has an 80% success rate, I know it works because my son Tyler has successfully gone through the camp.
One of my early blogs talked about a dream that my wife and I have for individuals with developmental disabilities. We look to highlight their abilities, not their disabilities.
As I was reading various Dr Martin Luther King speechs, it is amazing that most, if not all are still relevant today. I will never know the struggles of African Americans during the Civil Rights movement other than what I have read and stories my dad has shared with me of his spring training days during a brief stint in the minor leagues. and busing from Florida to Iowa.