Throughout this life most of my closest friendships have been established on the playing field…or school yard, whatever you want to call it. Is it the endorphins that are being released that make us more open and willing to accept? Seemingly, people who have nothing else in common can become the best of friends while making a key block against a defensive lineman, spending long hours playing baseball during hot summers, swimming next to each other for thousands of yards and biking wheel to wheel for hours on end. Being a lifetime athlete who has participated in many sports, both team and individual, I feel that the friendships i’ve fostered on the playing field are some of the strongest I will ever have.
Athletics have a special way bringing people together and creating bonds that are stronger than most.
I am proud to be an athlete.