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July 2014 Shining Stars

Posted by Tammy D on September 7, 2014 at 8:40 AM

The Shining Star Award goes to two extraordinary young people, Adrienne and Josh Manheimer. Adrienne and Josh were first introduced to ABCs when they began playing soccer on a Sunday with us approximately 9 months ago. They blended in well with the ABCs kids and quickly made friends. Then Josh decided to spend time every Friday volunteering at ABCs. His energy, enthusiasm, warmth and patience was outstanding and his willingness to give anything a go set him up as a great role model for our kids. If that wasn’t enough, both Adrienne and Josh donated money to ABCs: Adrienne purchased 200 pairs of flip-flops, providing one pair for each child; and Josh (with help from his father, Jim, and their friends who also donated money), overhauled the sports field. They levelled it, spread sand, organised a steel structure for shading and to stop the balls from constantly going over the fence, and also laid a gravel path for easy access to the toilets. What incredible results! Adrienne and Josh are greatly loved at ABCs and we can’t wait to welcome them back again. Special thanks must also go to their parents Jim and Kelly for encouraging and supporting their kids to be the change ...


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