Nicholls State University Baseball; Thank You

Generous offer

“How would you like to throw out the first pitch?” NSU Head Baseball Coach Seth Thibodeaux asked a few weeks ago.

“Uh….” I so eloquently replied. Sensing my utter hesitation, Coach Thibodeaux followed with, “Okay, how about Max?”

 

Boys of Summer

Boys of Summer

Generous with their time

Script athletic logo for Nicholls State University

A few days later, on a gloriously sunny afternoon we arrived at my favorite college baseball park. Coach Thibodeaux greeted us at the NSU dugout and immediately connected with my son.

I stood back and watched as Kiddo mixed & mingled with the most dedicated college athletes in America. High fives and fist bumps from each of them.

Generously compassionate

I was most amazed as these young men gathered around him for a game of catch. Having Down syndrome does not limit Kiddo’s abilities, it just redefines them.

He was playing baseball with these heroes because they challenged him as a person, not a special needs case.

 

National Anthem - Paying Respect

National Anthem – Paying Respect

Generously blessed role models

For serving as the role models that blessed college athletes may be; Nicholls State University Baseball; Thank You.

 

Coach Seth Thibodeaux Baseball Camp

Coach Seth Thibodeaux Baseball Camp

 

3 replies »

  1. That is so nice of them! I usually don’t see this side of our guys. That’s really sweet. Makes me proud of my university. And Max has a really good arm!

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