Players and coaches from Seacoast United Field Hockey Club had a wonderful time volunteering at the Birchtree Center Play Day on Thursday, February 26th at the Club’s Hampton Indoor Arena.
The Birchtree Center is a school for children with Autism that promotes independent living, engaging relationships, and productive lives for children and youth with autism. Their organization is named after New Hampshire’s state tree, the white birch. Like the shallow-rooted birch tree, which often grows in clusters to survive, children with autism need to be supported by family and community in order to grow and flourish.
The Birchtree Center students’ Play Day was filled with fun games, field hockey educational sessions, and soccer skills sessions. The kids were very excited to exercise on the spacious indoor turf fields!
“Working with the Birchtree students was a very rewarding and enlightening experience.” Commented Janelle Magoon, Seacoast United Field Hockey U19 Navy player who is committed to Rider University this fall. “It was great to see many smiles and happy faces. I’m proud to be a part of such a great organization like Seacoast United.”