I am frequently awed by the commitment, enthusiasm and care exhibited by those who volunteer to help LifeBridge Partnership with our programs.
One great example is our Sports Camp. This summer 103 children and young adults with physical or developmental disabilities between the ages of 6 and 21 attended LifeBridge Partnership’s Sports Camp. Participants had a great week. Tennis, dancing, basketball and soccer were only a few of their many activities. The smiles and laughter on their faces served as a clear signal that this 30th annual Sports Camp was treasured by all who attended.
We never could have put on this level of experience for these campers without the dedication of 52 volunteers from the St. Louis area who assisted our professional staff in delivering a top-notch program and providing the care these campers required.
In all, the volunteers logged some 920 volunteer hours with our campers as they engaged in all of the activities, meals and programs that made up Sports Camp 2013.
To me, these volunteers are very special people. They demonstrated by their actions a giving spirit that not only enriches the lives of all of our campers but also inspires our professional staff to be the very best they can be.
Sports Camp is only one example of this giving spirit.
Throughout the year, LifeBridge Partnership relies on a cadre of volunteers to make everything from events to fundraisers successful. Without the giving spirit of all of these volunteers, LifeBridge Partnership and all of the physically and developmentally disabled people who rely upon us would be poorer. But thanks to their continuous support, these volunteers ensure a bright future.