February 2023


TOPSOCCER Texarkana Director Hillary Cloud explains the day’s plans to participants and families.

Texas High School volunteer Braden McKinnon with a TOPSoccer Texarkana athlete.

Trent and Kellan Chambers

Texas High School volunteer Wendy Gabriel with a TOPSoccer Texarkana athlete.

While physical fitness for all abilities is essential, it is encouraging to understand the emotional impact and sense of community these offerings have on the participants. “I love working out with Chase and Whitni at All Abilities,” participant and athlete Kayla said. “I really look forward to each workout and cannot wait to go. They encourage you to do your best, and it is fun! I also love working out with all my friends and meeting new people.” An avid TOPSoccer Texarkana volunteer, Trent Chambers, gets to experience TOPSoccer with his son, Kellan. “I feel like every parent, and maybe selfishly so, wants their child to be interested in the same things as they were growing up,” Chambers expressed. “Having grown up in Texarkana and playing soccer from grade school to the college level, I was thrilled when my youngest child decided to play soccer. When Kellan, my oldest, wanted to play, too, I was gutted when I told him he could not play. When Kellan asked why he could not play, I really did not have a good answer. A few months later, Hillary Cloud explained TOPSoccer, and I was sold. It has allowed my son and me to bond over something we would not have otherwise. Bigger and more important than that, the project fills a void in our community.”

All Abilities Adaptive Fitness and TOPSoccer Texarkana provide the community with additional services and opportunities that would otherwise be unmet. TOPSoccer Texarkana February 12 and February 19 Location TBD, 4-5 pm topsoccertxk@gmail.com TOPSoccer Texarkana All Abilities Adaptive Fitness Southwest Center Every Thursday, 4-5 pm www.allabilitiestraining.com All Abilities Adaptive Fitness



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