Meet Delaney Perez!
O.K, so thanks to you all, we have been so busy that our "Player of the Month", has turned into "Player of the Season!"And what better season to feature this special young lady!
My name is Delaney Perez and I am 10 years old. I love to play soccer, piano and the viola. Building playgrounds in Louisiana means that I'm building hope for people that have lost their hope. Over the last three years I've been to Louisiana five times and I have helped to build four playgrounds. The best part about it is that we're helping people in need. I enjoy building, and knowing that I'm doing something right. The kids need people to be rebuilding soon because Hurricane Katrina happened over four years ago. Everything is still ruined and destroyed from it. At the end of the week, when the playground is done, when I see the kids go out to play on it I feel that this was the best way to show my love and care for other people.
Delaney just helped build a forth playground last month for the KIDS OF KATRINA. Before going we had asked her to take part in our "BALL"erina photoshoot and captured some great photos of her doing something she loves... soccer and playing, then she went and did something else she loves... helping others and showing love!!
Thanks Delaney, for your inspiration!
Introducing Sammy Tornberg! All smiles and lots of teeth!
Sand in her eyes? No Problem! Dirt on her shirt? Of course! Shoes on her feet? No way! Hair brushed? NEVER!
Meet the inspiration behind our Spatacular January 2009 Player...as told by her Mom!
"Sammy is my little independent, friendly, messy, girly, bossy, stubborn, sweet and funny 2 1/2 year old! She loves to get down in the dirt and get messy...but also likes to play dress up! She doesn't like her hair brushed, but loves to go get her hair cut & styled. She is a big helper and must do everything herself!! Everyone who meets Sammy falls in love with her! And as a friend of mine always says, "I have to come and get my Sammy fix". She's amazing and I'm so glad she's ours!" I don't know what to say, Sammy is Sammy :)
Submitted by, Kelly Tornberg, proud Mom, and Sammy's biggest Fan...(OK, besides Dad!)
It is so refreshing how kids are so free and always themselves! They don't worry about looking or acting a certain way. Or worry that others won't like them the way they are! They are quick to find beauty in everything and everyone.
So, this year...May we all celebrate the "Samminess" in ourselves and others!