what you can do for your country.” And to that I offer my twist, “My fellow Orange Colts, ask not what
your community can do for you, ask what you can do for your community. “ To me community service
has been part of my life since I was a child, often it was miniscule but it’s not what you do always what
you do or in what amount, it’s the effect it has as a whole. I was raised to put other people before
myself and that is something I value to this day. In just this year alone I contributed over one hundred
and forty hours spread over various places and for numerous people including Port Jervis Youth Football
League, Ms. MMM VVV, and The Polar Plunge (a non-profit organization contributing all
raised funds to the Special Olympics).
In a town close to my heart, for a group of kids close to my heart, and for a sport close to my
heart, I contributed the majority of my time. Over the summer and during the first stretch of the fall
semester I spent over 130 hours in blistering August heat and cold November nights with arguably the
most difficult age group to work with, early teenage boys. I was an assistant coach for a highly respected
friend of the family. I worked primarily with the defensive line, special teams and as a conditioning
coach, but as a coach you assume other roles, friend, disciplinarian etc. All my life I had participated in
football, and my head coach / “supervisor” was a longtime friend of my family so when the position
became available and I had a lot of free time Mr. KKKK asked me to join his crew. As a whole, I enjoyed
my time with my fellow coaches, the players, and their parents. Althoug...
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...arma on your side. And with that I reiterate, “My fellow Orange Colts, ask not what your community can do for you, ask what you can do for your community. “
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