SABAH’s Athlete of the Month for January is the sweet and shy, Sam Cumbo. Currently in his 8th season with SABAH, Sam skates in the Niagara University program with his new volunteer, Kathy McFee. “I can’t tell you how much I enjoy working with Sam,” states Kathy. “He makes my day every time I see him!”
At 41 years of age, Sam is working harder than ever before! Sam’s trust in Kathy has made him more eager and excited to skate, as he works very diligently to impress his new volunteer partner. Sam’s skating has noticeably improved each week and he is now to the point where he only uses the walker for part of the session.
Although Sam is a man of few words, he has a heart filled with compassion and love for everyone he meets. During SABAH’s Niagara University program, Sam treats all of his friends with great kindness and even makes handmade gifts for his instructors, volunteers, and friends. This past season, Sam made beautiful beaded necklaces for many of his favorite friends!
Because of Sam’s great progress this season and his kindness to all of his SABAH friends, we are very thrilled to name him SABAH’s January Athlete of the Month. Congratulations Sam!