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Friday, December 25, 2009

Let's Play Ball!!!

I have Hock and I am so excited about my project!!!
What do I know about Hock???
Well, he love's basketball, he is terrific with kids and he has amazing patience!

I immediately knew what I wanted to do for Hock. Team X is a program that does sports for kids of all ages that have special needs. They are usually paid by the government programs, called respite care. In February of this year, the state of California drastically cut the respite care program. Team X knew that we were struggling, so they privatly told us that our boys would be getting a scholarship from them for the year.

Upon hearing that I had Hock, I called the director of Team X, and found out that they were closing for the month of December. Grrrrr! But they would be thrilled to have me volunteer in January. So next month I will be "cheerleading" the special needs kids as they play basketball. I will be baking them team treats. I will make each of them a personalized poster with their name on it!

But I really wanted to do something this month, so I found a family in my ward with a dad in Grad school. I took this mom's daughter in my Kids Camp at no charge and had her be my special helper elf. This was a little thing, but it made me so happy to hope that someday someone does this same kind of a thing for my little Hootie!

I love you Michael Hock, and I am so incredibly thankful that you are my little brother!


  1. I am looking forward to the video posting of Char with her pom poms and cheerleading outfit!

  2. char will be the best cheerleader..EVER!

  3. Char - I think this is a great idea. This sounds like a great program. I also think that helping out a grad student family was an awesome way to serve.

  4. This will be cool. Especially if you take Bright along to expose him to more football! As your Tivo now is evidence, he has it in his blood!

  5. I can't wait to see you back in your cheerleading glory!