My name is Anthony Corrin, stewardship is giving of one’s time, talents and treasure. And I have been blessed to have many people in my life that have taught me how to be a good steward.
The biggest act of stewardship that I see in my life is my volunteering for the Mahoning County Public Special Olympics basketball team as an assistant coach. I have been spending my last six winters with this team and I wouldn’t want to spend it any other way! Going to practices and games every week is the highlight of each week. I enjoy working with the athletes individually and as a team to help them improve themselves at the sport they love. My favorite memories come from our games, there is always something unexpected at them, from players scoring into their own basket to game winning baskets with 4 seconds left on the clock. I have loved every second with these guys, creating a bond with them, their families, and the other coaches is something I wouldn’t trade for the world. I am sad to say that this past season was my last year with them because I will be away at the University of Akron for school, but I will still occasionally make an appearance at games or practices. It would be too hard to stay away from them, I see them as my family now and I hope that I have left an impact on their lives as much as they have left an impact on mine.
I am also a part of the senior Celebrate team. Ever since our meetings started at the beginning of the school year, Deacon John has been saying that he wants to see me in church. I used to come to church every week but stopped when I got to high school. When January of this year came around, I finally listened to Deacon John and attended Sunday Mass. Ever since then, I have been attending weekly Mass then getting breakfast with my good friend, Lukas Mosora. I am more than grateful for Deacon John to get me back in Mass and not only listening to God’s word, but spreading his word and the love he has for us to everyone around me.