Over the last three years that I have been in Belles, I have been blessed with the opportunity to volunteer with countless of groups and organizations. Each and every one have them has opened my eyes to a new cause and widened my perspective. My favorite, however, would have to be SOAR. SOAR, also known as Saturday Opportunities for Adaptive Recreation, teams up with the Wooden Center to work with teens who have disabilities to inspire and promote fitness, build self confidence, and provide fun! Every Saturday, a group of our girls, get to buddy up with these teens and participate in an activity with them. My most memorable activity was the dance workshop we had where we all learned different choreographed dance moves and tried to put them all together. Let me preface this by saying that by no means am I a dancer. Most of us weren't. However, the teens had a sense of exuberance and enthusiasiam to learn that was so infectious and rubbed of on us all. By the end, we were all laughing and smiling and having a good time. Even though these teens may have had handicaps, they did not allow that to hinder them whatsoever. They were filled with so much life and big hearts and are such an inspiration to to be around. All those Saturdays mornings that I have had the chance to work with them have been nothing short of amazing because I was able to spend them with a group of sweet and funny young adults --
my Soar Buddies.
Third Year Bruin Belle