Instruction. Encouragement. Correction. Praise. Damone responds well to all of it during a special workout with the Queen Creek High School boys’ basketball team and head coach Daniel Bobik. Damone is a multi-sport athlete who thrives in the world of competition, says John Hicks, a child specific adoption recruiter with Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK).
“He enjoys the routine and structure that sports gives him,” says Hicks, adding that sports gives the eighth-grader the motivation to do well in school. Damone runs track and plays football, but his favorite sport is basketball. “What I like about basketball is jumping and moving around,” the soft spoken Damone says. “I’m really good at dribbling.”
But, he knows he can get better. “I like people coaching me,” Damone says. “I like getting coached.” When he isn’t playing sports, Damone says he likes to get lost in a book. “I like reading books, especially the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books,” he says. The perfect forever family for Damone would include a mother and a father to serve as a strong male role model. “Like any athlete,” Hicks says. “Damone needs a good coach and a good cheerleader.”
For more information about Damone, please contact John Hicks at (602) 930-4465 or via e-mail at JHicks@aask-az.org.