Why I Play: Rafe Kinder

When asked to write this “Why I Play”, I was struggling to decide what in particular to talk about. The game of baseball has been so good to me over the years; narrowing it down is hard. Whether it be the amazing teams I have played on, the great coaches I have been blessed with, […]

Why I Play – Hannah Falls

I dance to worship my creator. Dance is one of my greatest passions and I’ve always loved it. Even when I was young, before I was put in to dance classes, I would make up dances in my living room and make my family come watch them; ecstatic to show others what I came up […]

Why I Play – Max Malinski

Growing up I tried to play just about every sport there is. I’m not going to act like I loved them all, I certainly did not. While I was little I tried my hand at soccer, baseball, football, swimming…I even tried Taekwondo. Once again, I was definitely not anything special, and to be honest, I […]

Emma Sees – Why I Play

I have come to the knowledge that beautiful things have dents and scratches, too. Beautiful things are broken. Beautiful things are flawed. And, the fact of the matter is that—in my seventeen years—I have never come across a single thing or person who is utterly free of the stains of past or present mistakes. I […]

Casey Fellows – Why I Barrel

The reason I think school spirit is so important in high school is because it’s just fun. High school presents such a unique opportunity to cheer on a team that you have a personal connection with. You get to represent your school even when you aren’t playing. I think getting to be with my friends […]

Luke Krukowski – Why I Play

I play football for many reasons, but my primary motivation relates to an incident that took place when I was very young. When I was two-years-old, the doctors diagnosed me with an incurable bone disease; they said it would prevent me from ever playing competitive sports. My journey went from being a sheltered, fragile toddler […]

Kenzie Wilson – Why I Play

About 10 years ago, I found the sport that would become my passion and my love. After playing soccer, dancing and cheering, I began to realize that my true love for softball far outweighed the other activities I participated in. I tried to play multiple sports, but after a while, I wanted to spend all […]