BEING A ROLE MODEL
When I was a young boy I didn’t have a dad taking me to the park or taking me to practice and I’d seen others with their dads and it made me feel unwanted or not good enough for that type of thing. So I took all that built up aggression and directed it to my opponents, I became a so angry and cold. I was very competitive and love sports for that reason, it was my life. I had emotional problems that didn’t allow me to have empathy and it lasted until I was an adult, it also came with a lot of pain.
A growing young man needs that positive strong male role model to help direct those emotions and channel them in the right direction for the right reasons. I’m not perfect I’m far from that but if I can help one troubled child or give an example of the right way to handle a problem in life to him or her by just being there then they are helping me erase those unwanted feelings I felt
when I was their age. I feel good being part of a life that is not my own. Last but not least I never will let my boys feel the way I felt when I was a boy because not only will I be in the stands but I will be by there side coaching them whenever I can. Young boys(girls) understand love with the “time” you spend with them. Time = love.
Thank you Dana & YMCA for giving me the opportunity.
Cory Winston, Nominated by Paul Le
LAGUNA NIGUEL FAMILY YMCA