"When I first started as a buddy in the Spring of 2017, I was so excited to work and play with kids with disabilities! I had always wanted to volunteer my time, but I had never found something that was right for me. When Cormac, my cousin, told me that he was starting a soccer team for kids with special needs, I was ecstatic. My experience with being a buddy has been incredible. Each week, I get to know the players more and more. Each one is so unique and funny. I love being a buddy because I get to make players’ with disabilities dreams about being part of a team and playing a sport, come true, and that means the world to me. "
-Hayden D., 12, Buddy Coordinator