The Angry Bees: A League for Special Children

The Angry Bees

Briana is what our Childcare Coordinator, Yvette, calls a tough little cookie. She has gotten through many difficult circumstances in her young life. For example, when she was younger she needed a trachea and g-tube for feeding and to recieve nutrition.  Today she gained a new found independence, and has gotten to the point where she no longer requires these tools.

Briana is a childcare and respite child who has been with UCP-OC since 2009. She is on the verge of no longer recieveing support due to a lower level of need and increased independence at the Boys and Girls Club. This is what we work towards with each child! Her aide, Christy, first suggested she play soccer in the Boys and Girls Club after school league last year. This has translated to her joining the AYSO league, and is on the Angry Bees team for children with special needs. This league gives children the chance to be active, competitive and learn team work as they work together to come home with a trophy!

The AYSO league had a V.I.P. event last weekend, in which we set up a booth with a raffle. More than 250 players, families and supporters came out for the event on Saturday, November 19th. Even better than having our booth, the event enabled us to see Briana play her sport and win a trophy! She really has come a long way, and we are so honored to support children like her.

For more information on the day you can read the article in the OC Register: http://www.ocregister.com/common/printer/view.php?db=ocregister&id=328635

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