Throughout the year, many of our Klein ISD values-driven leaders set aside time to volunteer as buddies with the Spring-Klein SuperStars Baseball Program.
The SuperStars Baseball Program gives players who are 5-18 years old and have physical, emotional or mental disabilities the opportunity to socialize, build relationships, and engage in physical activity. Klein Forest Varsity Baseball is a group regularly seen at Klein Park with the SuperStars.
“My favorite part about seeing my boys out here interacting with these kids is that for that time, they aren’t taking for granted the gifts and opportunities that they have,” Klein Forest Head Coach Patrick Davis said. “They are focused on helping this group achieve their dreams for the day. It just doesn’t get any better.”
The boys bring a “we” not “me” attitude to the fields by helping kids of all ages and abilities hit home runs, run the bases, and lead their team to victory. Sydney Leinen’s son has been on the SuperStars for three years, and she is continually amazed by the support that Klein ISD Athletics provides the program.
“It’s the best thing that you could ever ask for, as a parent, for this group of kids,” she said. “It doesn’t matter who they are, what they look like, what their skill level is, they get to come out and have fun and learn from the older kids, but I think the older kids use it as a learning opportunity, too.”
Our learners use this opportunity to serve as leaders by inspiring, coaching, and encouraging the Spring-Klein SuperStars. Senior Hagen Barcello has enjoyed watching the SuperStars grow through their time working together.
“It’s a blast to get to play with the kids,” senior Hagen Barcello said. “We get to teach them what we know about the game, but they’ve taught me that baseball isn’t all about winning, it’s also about coming together with your team and having fun.”
Klein Collins Baseball and Softball have also served as buddy teams with the SuperStars this year.
For more information about the SuperStars Baseball Program, visit http://sksa.com/youth-baseball/superstars.