Cyd has been a member of Courage League Sports since the beginning. When he first started participating with us, Cyd enjoyed coming to our Ninja Power Kickboxing class but would struggle when it came time to join a larger group of peers in the gym. Each visit, our staff would encourage Cyd to try something new, stay a few minutes longer, or introduce him to a new peer in order to more easily transition him to gym programs. Slowly Cyd grew more comfortable with being in the gym and playing with his peers.
Almost five years have passed and Cyd is now participating in a full night of programs each time he visits Courage League. Not only has Cyd seen tremendous strides in his confidence and abilities while at Courage League, he has also had similar strides outside of our walls. Cyd has participated in the school play and is active in choir as well. Additionally, he was recently presented with the Optimist Friends of Youth Award! His grandmother Susan is ecstatic about the progress Cyd has been able to make. “I am so proud of him and the way he has grown. Thank you and thanks to CLS.”
Cyd’s participation in CLS programs would not have been possible without the generous support of so many in our community. Consider the gift of courage this holiday season and help to provide other kids like Cyd the opportunity to grow, develop, believe, and PLAY!