Setting a good example |

Setting a good example

Dear Editor:

After three weeks of cloudy skies, the sun finally came out and so did some of our Buddy Pairs. On Saturday, June 13, The Buddy Program and Camp Snowmass organized a great recreational activity for Buddies Pairs: Paintball!

The first round started off with Little Buddies and Big Buddies at opposite bunkers; however, the results were not favorable for our little pals. Buddies decided to unite forces with the hope of evening out the score, and the outcome was successful. Needless to say, this marvelous crew wasn’t in it just to win; they seemed more interested in making this outing an enjoyable experience together.

“This is such a great group of people. It is really admirable how respectful they are of the rules and how the Little Buddies follow the lead of their mentors,” Tony, one of the camp coordinators, said.

I could not agree more.

The Buddies, although competitive, never forgot the principles of respect and good sportsmanship. Personally, what moved me the most was the great energy everybody brought that day. The smiles, laughs and a positive attitude were the key ingredients, and all were very much present at this activity.

“This has been the best activity ever!” Jacob, one of the Little Buddies, shouted with glee.

As a person who works in a mentoring organization, it is always rewarding when we see our Big Buddies set the example and Little Buddies projecting that same image. These are certainly shining moments for The Buddy Program.

The Buddy Program would like to thank Blake Green, Tim Foulk, Tony Lizotte and Matt Hamilton for making this another memorable Buddy experience.

Chris Palasz

The Buddy Program

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