Saturday, April 5, 2008

APIL Event With Special Guest

Today we had our second tball game for Ascension Parish Inclusive League. It rained during the night so the fields were too wet to play on. But that didn't stop the game. We found a semi dry spot behind the building, drew a field and got ready to play.

Our special guest was Glen Dorsey, defensive tackle for LSU and 2007 Defensive Player of the year . Glen's hometown is Gonzales and he says he enjoys helping out the kids in the community. He was given the task to start the plays by saying "Play Ball".

He was great with the kids, congratulating and offering "hi 5's" for a great job.

He was also gracious and patient while everyone took pictures. After the game was over he signed balls, tshirts, posters, jerseys, APIL bags and anything else we could come up with. He stayed till everyone got their items signed and pictures taken.

A couple of other special guests were Donaldsonville High School football players recently signed to local colleges. This one is Quniton Foster who will be playing at Southeastern. They ran along the bases with the kids and helped cheer them on.

Champlain Babin from Donaldsonville High pictured below will be playing for McNeese.
Being a celebrity and a role model for children brings along with it responsibility. To see these young men offer their time and service to the community was awesome. We wish them all the best in their future and hope others will follow their example.

OK, I admit it. We got a little caught up in the picture taking. Here is one of me and two of my children with Glen Dorsey.

My son was impressed with Glen Dorsey's 30" rims and he allowed us to take a picture with his hummer and my son.


MorningSong said...

What a fun time! And Glen Dorsey!?! Fun Fun!!


AdoptedAsHisOwn said...

Wow!!!! How awesome!!

Hello! It's been a while! Miss you!

bLaSk said...

Ohh a tear of joy! My cousin was born with down syndrome (he is one) and too see all these kids having a wonderful time is such a sweet blessing!!!
Thanks for sharing... and I can't wait until Levi is able to join in this fun!!!