Participant Highlight: Romaine

Romaine is a participant who truly embodies the spirit of YC. He is fearless and ready for any activity, whether it be sports or arts and crafts, and his adventurous attitude is contagious!   

Romaine got connected with YC through Sunbeam School and the Cleveland Sight Center, and his first YC program was our 2022 Halloween party! Full of curiosity, Romaine jumped right into all the spooky fun that night. His first-ever teen volunteer was Kerry, a veteran volunteer who showed him around YC and had fun playing basketball with him. To this day, Romaine enjoys shooting hoops with his volunteers before each program begins. This season, Romaine has been a welcome participant in many of our programs, including Soccer, Football, and Spooky Sports! 

As a soccer player, he is great at tracking the ball and passing to his teammates or scoring as a striker. During the football season, he always makes himself open to catch passes and is a challenging defender to get past if you can! Romaine gives his all to any activities and sprints more than he walks. He finds fun even in the moments between activities and is always smiling. But don’t ever question his seriousness on the fieldhe will be sure to let you know how great of an athlete and competitor he is. Other YC programs he has participated in include Rock Climbing, Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, and more.   

He always brings a strong energy to our programs and will have his volunteer partners “getting their steps in” as he races around to try everything and say hi to his friends! YC would not be the same without the enthusiasm Romaine brings! 

Romaine and Kerry work on a craft together at least year’s Halloween party.
Romaine rock climbs at On the Rocks Climbing in Elyria.