Finally coming off of my blogging hiatus!! Life has been so busy and crazy (I know I always say that--but it's true).
If you follow "Lefty" on Facebook or Instagram, then you saw the photo I posted about a week and a half ago of Curtis after his first t-ball game. A few weeks ago, a friend told me about something called the Champions League, and I instantly contacted the head of the organization to see if there was still a chance to get Curtis on a team. I was SO happy when I got an email right back saying they had a spot for him. A few days later, we headed to the field for his first game.
The Champions League pairs kids with specials needs with Buddies to assist them during what I would really describe as more of a modified game/practice. During this hour, the kids and Buddies practice different baseball skills, including throwing, catching, and fielding the ball and hitting off a tee. The Buddies remain with their same Champion player the entire season, with the hope that a relationship forms and the kids get excited to head out to the field to play each Saturday.
So far Curtis has played two games. He has absolutely loved each one of them. His Buddy (and all of the Buddies, I believe) is a high school student and he is amazing--so sweet and patient. Curtis adores him.
Here are some of the many photos I took from the first game:
One of the coolest things is that this league was started by a 15 year old kid! I find that amazing.
To read more about the league or to find out how to sign your child up to either be a player or a Buddy, you can visit the La Costa Youth Organization website and visit their CHAMPION DIVISION page. Until then...Go Padres!!! :)