Volunteer of the Month: Chris Scordo

Nov 29, 2017, 09:42 AM by Y Staff

Name: Chris Scordo

Chris Scordo is volunteer of the month

How long have you volunteered for the Y? 
I have volunteered at the Mapleton YMCA for three years now! 

I support the Y by: I am a youth basketball coach! I help kids learn the fundamentals of the game while teaching them to trust each other with teamwork, improve their skills and have fun. 

I volunteer with the Y because: I volunteer because it is incredibly fulfilling to see kids build confidence in themselves and put their skills to use. I look forward to the practices and games every week! 

Volunteering in general is important to me because: When I was growing up, some of my most important and memorable role models were team coaches. I think every kid deserves a coach that genuinely cares about seeing them succeed.

What’s your advice for people who are thinking about volunteering for the Y? Do it!  The staff of the YMCA is incredibly supportive and will help you get started if you are new to volunteering. Your time will make a huge, positive impact on a group of kids. 

What’s your favorite part of volunteering? It is incredibly rewarding to coach a team of kids in a skill they do not have but are excited to learn. Most importantly, I feel the kids are learning valuable life lessons about how to trust each other, how to compete against others, and how to win and lose with respect. It is also a ton of fun. 

Why We Love Chris!

"Chris Scordo is an energized and engaged basketball coach that has a real grasp on the importance of community. He leads by example, and exudes the values of the Y Way To Play. He is the first one to take on any extra players we may have in his division. Kids that would otherwise not get to play unless he overloaded his team. All because he wants them to be able to experience basketball at the Y!"—Nate Lundy, YMCA of Boulder Valley Associate Program Director for Sport

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