Kicking Off Summer
We’re kicking off summer with our July community partner, SKY Soccer Club! Who also happen to be Ment members.
SKY is a non-profit organization with a mission to develop great players and people and enhance the community they serve. They provide sports programs to roughly 2000 kids in southern Kentucky every year! Their services have been provided since 1976!
Talking to Keiliah
I talked with Keiliah Prater, the club administrator, about her time with the organization. Four years ago she wasn’t even looking for a job when they offered her one. SKY was just what she needed with her background in sports. She is driven by her lifetime of passion for sports and how they enhanced her childhood. Working at SKY has further developed her passion for sports and for this organization because of what it brings to the BG community.
“Being able to provide the youth in our community a place to feel empowered, practice living a healthy and active lifestyle, encouragement to be good leaders and good people, and learn to work well with others, are just some of the reasons why I do what I do!”
What’s happening right now
Youth sports play such an important role in physical, mental, and social development. Soccer, and all sports, are looking a little different right now. But SKY is working hard to make sure the youth of BG are still able to play! They have already kicked off the season and hosted a successful, socially distanced tryout for their Academy Select teams and are planning a full recreational season this fall.
Keiliah said that COVID-1 9 has really put their mission back into focus as they strive for players and families to have the best possible experience. During Tim (director of operations) and Keiliah’s downtime over the last few months, they’ve really been basking in the kindness of their players and families, as well as, working on a new strategy for future success after taking a hit as a non-profit during COVID-19.