Letter: Praise for CYO sports programsDear Editor,
This year, I am an eighth grade "graduate" of CYO in Pleasanton, and I would like to share my thoughts and experience. The Pleasanton CYO program has had a very positive impact on my life. I have been doing CYO every year since I was in third grade. I have participated in CYO track and field and basketball. All of the coaches and parents have made me feel I belong and encourage me so much.
I have learned so much from CYO, things like sportsmanship, the rules of the game, how to be a friend on and off the court, and to believe in myself. This program has given me so much confidence and really gave me an interest in sports. I now play basketball competitively with AAU and am still doing track. I also play volleyball, softball, and soccer.
Although next year I will be too old for CYO, I plan to come back and help coach with my mom, who does track, and my dad, who does basketball. CYO has given me so much and now I want to do my best to give kids in the CYO program what I had when I was their age.
I'd like to say thank you to all of the coaches, volunteers and organizers of CYO Pleasanton for a great program.
8th Grade, Pleasanton Middle School