I met Brandon Rugg when he was with his father, Martin, at one of Ally's basketball
games two years ago. That moment was what started it all. I didn't know Brandon at all, but he was so
excited and friendly from our first interactions. He sure is something
special. The Rugg family in general is a wonderful one. Martin mentioned the Special Olympics track program to me and
encouraged joining as a volunteer. I don't know if he thought I'd like it,
thought I'd be good at it, or just thought they could use volunteers.
Either way, I'm glad he suggested it because it got me hooked. I started helping out with the Special Olympics basketball team last year and am currently coaching again. I enjoy
every practice and feel blessed to have had the opportunity to meet and
help out so many great people. Some say it's a big deal to
commit to every Sunday practice for such a long season, but it really isn't. I look forward to
it each week and I have a blast.
I plunged last year and the experience was amazing. I appreciate all the support I received last year and thank you ahead of time for helping again.