This CPD Legacy Story was written by Erica Lundahl, the mother of three sons- Dillon, Ryder, and Hunter. Erica and her family participate in the TOP Sports activities throughout the year.
My son, Dillon, uses a walker. But thanks to the TOP Sports program, that doesn’t stop him from playing the same team sports his brothers and friends play!
The TOP Sports program gives kids who aren’t able to play in regular sports activities because of a disability, a chance to play using modified equipment. TOP Sports makes sure that children with disabilities can participate in all of the sports and fun activities that other kids do, just by making a few adaptations. Not only do they have modified equipment, but they have lots of volunteers who come to assist the children who need help to play.
Dillon loves being involved with other kids in walkers, wheelchairs, etc. like him! He loves bowling, baseball, and especially basketball! Our whole family enjoys going and cheering him on. He calls his grandpa and tells his friends when he has games and invites them all to come and watch him.
TOP Sports doesn’t just benefit Dillon; his two brothers get the chance to volunteer and help the other kids who come to play. This is a great way for them to learn how to serve others and to think about others before themselves.