Soccer Changes The Life of a Child
Logan Sawyer, who plays on the Capital City Streaks Boys Elite Team is grateful for the YMCA of Greater Montgomery’s Annual Support Campaign. Logan’s mother and father, Alison and Coe work for the Adullam House ministry, a ministry that cares for children while their parents are imprisoned. They have adopted three children from the ministry, including Logan whose biological parents remain incarcerated. The family receives no government funding and only get a small wage for working. Logan, although he was told as a young boy he would never walk, runs all day as he plays the game of soccer. His passion for the game is evident and while playing recreational soccer, he felt he wasn’t challenged enough. He knew his dream of playing collegiate soccer wouldn’t happen unless he could play competitive soccer. Logan’s mother reached out to the YMCA Soccer Branch and the Capital City Streaks because she wanted Logan to have the same opportunities of other children, despite their financial limitations. Without hesitation, the YMCA awarded Logan a scholarship that pays all of his YMCA fees, believing that no child should be turned away due to an inability to pay nor not be able to fulfill his or her dreams.