When I'm not photographing or working on sixth grade math homework or working up wonders in the crockpot, I'm coaching a bunch of teenage girls through a soccer season.
Tonight was the awards night. We get together, make speeches, give awards and all such normal things. I give out awards and the teams give their coaches a thank you gift. Standard procedure.
But, tonight a bunch of teenage girls broke the standard. No one scored any goals, we didn't celebrate a championship, but we did celebrate something very special.
Love 146 is the organization that fights against child sex trafficking and it's a passion of mine. That was my gift.
That's right. A team of high school female soccer players took this small community of Middleburgh and raised over $1000. No one made them do it. It wasn't for a grade or newspaper headlines. They just did it. They also threw in a bag of peanut m&ms. ;) To say they touched my heart would be an understatement. I'm even more impressed they kept it a secret until tonight.
I love my girls in green, not just because they are good soccer players, but because they really are wonderful human beings.... teenagers or not. So, thank you my young girls. I love you.
Thank you to all those who gave and donated. Check out the site when you have a chance and see who you have helped.
My girls in green.