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Thu Oct 23, 2014, 06:57 PM

My son's high school soccer team took a field trip today

To an elementary school in a disadvantaged neighborhood in Albuquerque. They collected over 400 books and 100 gym bags and each kindergartener got five books in their own gym bag. The boys read to the kids in small groups and played soccer with them out on the playground. It was something else to see these sweet humble children so overjoyed and in awe of these high school boys. I dare say our soccer boys had an experience they will never forget.

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Reply My son's high school soccer team took a field trip today (Original post)
ALBliberal Oct 2014 OP
MineralMan Oct 2014 #1
bigwillq Oct 2014 #2
tblue37 Oct 2014 #3
shenmue Oct 2014 #4
democrank Oct 2014 #5
KelleyD Oct 2014 #6
Jenoch Oct 2014 #7
Suich Oct 2014 #8
SheilaT Oct 2014 #9
ReRe Oct 2014 #10
LibDemAlways Oct 2014 #11
jwirr Oct 2014 #12
Dont call me Shirley Oct 2014 #13
jtuck004 Oct 2014 #14
Jackpine Radical Oct 2014 #15
NJCher Oct 2014 #16
SoapBox Oct 2014 #17
ALBliberal Oct 2014 #18
jen63 Oct 2014 #19
BlancheSplanchnik Oct 2014 #20
NM_Birder Oct 2014 #21
ALBliberal Oct 2014 #23
cyberswede Oct 2014 #22
ALBliberal Oct 2014 #24
cyberswede Oct 2014 #29
FailureToCommunicate Oct 2014 #25
PasadenaTrudy Oct 2014 #26
VA_Jill Oct 2014 #27
handmade34 Oct 2014 #28
Wheezy Oct 2014 #30
NotHardly Oct 2014 #31
TexasMommaWithAHat Oct 2014 #32
ALBliberal Oct 2014 #35
Liberal_in_LA Oct 2014 #33
lovemydog Oct 2014 #34

Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 07:07 PM

1. Nice.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 07:10 PM

2. That's awesome.

 

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 07:11 PM

3. To the "Greatest" page with this lovely story! nt

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 07:12 PM

4. Hooray!

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 07:18 PM

5. Wonderful~

So uplifting!

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 07:19 PM

6. How wonderful...anice lesson for the kids about empathy they will carry with throughout their lives!

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 07:22 PM

7. That's pretty cool.

 

I remember beung in awe of the high school athletes when I was a little kid. I had a sister 13 years older than me. She played in the high school band so we went to the home athletic event at which the band played.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 07:24 PM

8. That's fantastic!

Kudos to the people who came up with the idea in the first place!!!

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 07:57 PM

9. How wonderful.

 

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:09 PM

10. I'd like to give that coach a kiss!

Not a loser anywhere in sight!

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:13 PM

11. So happy to read something positive about

high school kids! Thanks for sharing.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:26 PM

12. Thanks that gives us all the kind of hope we need. These boys are to be proud of.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:41 PM

13. That is so awesome. Their team could mentor a team from the school. People in ABQ are so

wonderful!

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:42 PM

14. Man, that would make a great story on CNN. READING to them, like it's

 

something important, and giving them books, like books had some value, and playing with them. And done by people they look up to, other students in the same position they are (sorry, anyone over 20 and out of school is out of that club, just accept it). That alone will make a lifetime impression, actually demonstrated for them by someone THEY view as a peer.

You know where this world is going if more people go down that path, don't you?

Thank you. And thank those teachers. There really should be a news story on that, in NM, then to youtube. (Or maybe the elementary kids, as a group, could borrow a phone and make a video to say thank you and give them suggestions for next time. Like a hint.).



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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:53 PM

15. Beautiful. There needs to be so much more of this sort of thing.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:34 PM

16. these soccer players

learned the best lesson ever.

Thanks for posting this. We need to see and hear more about the good side of humans.


Cher

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:48 PM

17. Wonderful!

Thanks for sharing this story.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 01:17 AM

18. Your replies are all so kind!

Thank you for your enthusiasm. My son is my youngest child. There has never been a day that has made me more proud of him and his fellow teamates. They enjoyed every minute with these kids. At the end of tne day it was tough to see who benefited more the young men or the children. A win win. I would love to post a picture but i don't know how!

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 05:46 AM

19. Mentoring at it's finest,

for both groups! Thanks for the story.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 09:01 AM

20. wonderful! more please!! :) n/t

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 09:17 AM

21. Your son doesn't go to an APS school, or does he ?

 

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Response to NM_Birder (Reply #21)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 09:35 AM

23. yes he goes ti Eldorado High School. He is a senior.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 09:18 AM

22. That's great - for both the younger and older kids!

By the way...what position does your son play? My 8th grader is playing soccer for the first time this year - he's the keeper and loves it.

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #22)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 09:57 AM

24. my son plays center midfielder and loves that

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Keeper is tough takes a.stong kid has to be mentally tough

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Response to ALBliberal (Reply #24)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 11:15 AM

29. His teammates have said he's pretty good...

but it's his first year. He'll be old enough for high school ball next year - no idea if he'll be capable of that. He is big though (6'2", 230 at age 14) - his height and reach have helped with some saves.

Glad your son loves his position - and glad he got to participate in that excellent reading activity!

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 10:25 AM

25. Great lesson beyong the sport. Reminds me of this powerful scene...

from "Invictus"



<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zH57XU378EI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 10:31 AM

26. That's so nice to hear!

I hear so much news about crime in ABQ, it's nice to hear a good story. I'll be there in a couple weeks for the Breaking Bad fan fest, speaking of (fictional) crime

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 11:05 AM

27. That's so cool

I really like it when teams do service projects like this. I wish more high school teams would. At the University of Tennessee one of the things stressed by Pat Summitt when she was women's basketball coach was community service, and the Lady Vols team and coaches were always involved in Habitat for Humanity. They still are now that Pat has retired, and they seem to enjoy it very much.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 11:11 AM

28. give him a hug for me!!

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 01:32 PM

30. I love this story

very much. Thank you for sharing it!

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 02:16 PM

31. If funding were equally distributed throughout a district...

... there would be no need for privileged to visit underprivileged for their feel good moment. Reminds me of the stories about the some lovely old 19th and 20th century books that told about how after church the well off folks would go tour poor town so they could feel better about themselves.

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Response to NotHardly (Reply #31)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 02:30 PM

32. Killjoy

You're right, that we need better school funding.

However, until there are no poor left, people will still do these things, and I think that's a good thing. Even if the school had great funding, you can still give children book bags and books for personal use.

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Response to NotHardly (Reply #31)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 12:24 AM

35. our own neighborhood is not affluent our high school receives 40% free lunch

But I don't see it so much as a rich/poor situation. I see it as a lesson in helping others. Everone needs a little help sometimes.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 03:52 PM

33. that's wonderful

 

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 04:50 PM

34. I love good news and that's great news.

Thanks for sharing ALBliberal!

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