Screen_Shot_2013-11-29_at_8.52.45_PMSports day is a common event held in primary, secondary and even tertiary schools but for a few sports lovers today at Muffles High School the event was a little more than ordinary as they were visited by two of Belize’s prominent athletes. It was a morning of picture taking and autograph signing at high school and here is why.

 

Dalila Ical – Reporting

 

By the time the sun warmed up a rather cool morning, the boys and girls at Muffles High School were well into their matches as they played against each other in various sports.

 

The cool wind was definitely no discomfort for these athletic teens. But the morning event was all the more interesting for a few of them who took a place in this line awaiting their turn to meet and get their T’s signed by one of Belize’s premier football players, Woodrow West.

 

Odalys Escobar and Elsner Mendez were among the crowd who seemed to get an additional adrenaline boost for their games with the football player’s visit.

 

Odalys Escobar – Student


“I’m in first form and I am happy to be here in Muffles College and I want to win because we are Orange House and then I feel happy.  I saw he was playing in the United States football and I like football, I got my own autograph and I will cherish it and I will not even wash it.”

 

Elsner Mendez – Student


“Am having a lot of fun here today and am playing football and I feel very encourage and I feel to have a career in football. Am a very big fan of Mr. West a very, very big fan, Go Yellow Tigers!!!.”

 

It was no small crowd but Woodrow West proved to be a real good sport as he made time for each teen.

 

Woodrow West


“Being here in the north I very especial for me because this is from my back ground and from here on to Corozal is my home town and I feel proud being here and receiving all the love and from my fans and I saw how interested the students were about me being here and I really feel welcome and am here to give them a little bit about champion on how to become a champion in live and both in sports as well.  The message is to believe in yourself and be obedient and stay humble and you need to train hard and if you are studying and you need to study like training, studying and training is basically is the same thing to be champion.”

 

Accompanying West was Lindsey Lopez, basketball player who is also of Galen University. He was a bit camera shy but was a lot more charismatic with the students who also flocked around him for an autograph and pictures.

 

Today’s activity marked the culmination of Champions Week.

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