“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?”
Generous with their time
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.
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.
Generously blessed role models
For serving as the role models that blessed college athletes may be; Nicholls State University Baseball; Thank You.
Categories: Personal Perspective
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!
Ha. They were super nice guys and Coach Seth Thibodeaux is awesome.
Max is a natural pitcher!!!
Scott it was an honor to have you and Max. Really hope you can bring him out to meet our guys again. Max is an amazing young man.