Monday, April 1, 2019

30 Faces 30 Stories 30 Years: Tommy Dale

Tommy and Jeremy competing
on the Horseheads Unified
Basketball team

"Being a part of the CCA family has exposed me to lifelong friendships and unforgettable memories. CCA’s focus on acceptance of all differences is very important to me and has inspired me to do the same every day."

-Tommy Dale, #SuperSib to Jeremy Dale

2013 Annual Retreat
(L- R) Cody Dale, Jacob Dankelson, Robbie Seitz,
Tommy Dale, Jeremy Dale, Peter Dankelson
Tommy Dale is a 17-year old Junior from Horseheads, New York. He lives with his father and mother, George and Kristine, and brothers, Cody and Jeremy. Tommy enjoys competition through his favorite sports: soccer and wrestling. We feature Tommy, who we've seen show patience and perseverance in his desire to help his brother, Jeremy, born with Goldenhar syndrome. Tommy saw the benefit sports had on his social and physical life and through these activities and his participation with CCA, he says he's learned that “we are all the same, all equal." He combined this knowledge and created a unified sports program at Horseheads High School, open to people from a variety of backgrounds and abilities. Tommy hoped to make sports more accessible to students, so they may experience the thrill of competition. Together, Jeremy and Tommy were able to share the basketball court, while welcoming others to enjoy the same experience.

Tommy plans to attend college after he completes his senior year in high school. He is interested in Robert Morris University among other schools in the Northeast. Tommy is quite skilled in mathematics, loves traveling, and watching the most recent Star Wars movies with his family. 
2017 Annual Retreat
(L- R) Cody Dale, Jacob Dankelson, Robbie Seitz,
Tommy Dale, Jeremy Dale, Peter Dankelson

1 comment:

  1. Tommy is my nephew and we are very proud of him and both of his brothers. We are also so proud of all the CCA families. Their hearts are very large.


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