All Kinds of News for July 11, 2018
On Wednesday, June 27th, the AIM House community faced-off in the first annual staff vs. participant kickball game.
There was an impressive turnout on game night. It was a nine-inning battle to the end, with the Staff Team coming out on top 12-8. A strong pitching performance from AIM House’s own Program Director Matt Sullivan set the tone for the majority of the game. In the end, AIM Staff's consistent pressure, chemistry, and propensity for the fundamentals of the sport proved to be too much for the Participant Squad coached and led by alum Matt G and current castle resident JK.
“The Golden Boot” was awarded to Lead Mentor Wesley Fischer, who served as an anchor in the heart of the Staff lineup. Notable performances from James Farmer, as well as a much needed energy resurgence from Lead Mentor Nathan Thomas sealed the deal for the Staff Team.
Exceptional performances on the Participant Squad included DV, who utilized his extensive soccer background to his advantage, and AF who held it down as catcher— and found herself on base three times during the game! WS held it down in the outfield, and AT was a force at the hot corner.
Kickball is fast becoming a staple in the AIM House culture. While this particular Staff Team and the current Participant Squad (comprised of players currently living in both The Castle and Shannon’s House) hadn’t ever competed, AIM House alumni/Manifest participants have been playing all spring and summer in a local Boulder league.
An overnight tradition was born as nearly thirty members of the community joined together for an enjoyable evening of friendly competition. At the end of the day, AIM House continues to recognize that one should never, ever underestimate the power of having fun.
About AIM House
Founded in 1999, AIM House is a transitional living program located in Boulder, Colorado. Young adults come from wilderness therapy programs, residential treatment programs, therapeutic boarding schools and drug and alcohol treatment centers. Mentors and therapists work with each participant to create an individualized program that meets the needs of the participant and their family. Participants have access to a large variety of educational institutions, including the University of Colorado Boulder. AIM House also offers executive functioning support, vocational coaching, and personalized artistic and entrepreneurial mentorship.