July Athlete of the Month
SABAH’s July Athlete of the Month has been a part of SABAH’s Northtown Center on Ice Weekend Program for the past twenty years! Louise Meyer, a severely visually impaired SABAH athlete, has a tender spirit and petite frame which disguise her grit and fearlessness on the ice. Every Sunday morning during the SABAH season, Louise courageously improves her skating capabilities with the same determination she musters to face the daily challenges of blindness. For SABAH athletes who are visually impaired, the act of skating can be a daunting experience, especially on a rink filled with many other skaters and volunteers. These athletes, in particular, must develop a significant level of trust in their volunteers in order to participate and thrive in SABAH’s programs. At 49 years old, Louise’s two decades of experience make her a SABAH veteran who can capably lead and guide new volunteers. With her sweet disposition, Louise eagerly explains what she needs and how to make the experience more rewarding, not just for herself, but for all of SABAH’s athletes. For her enthusiastic outlook and her years of dedication to SABAH, we are honored to name Louise as the July Athlete of the Month!