Matthew Augustyn – May 2018 Athlete of the Month

May 8, 2018 | Athlete of the Month

With tremendous enthusiasm and energy, Matthew Augustyn flies around the Northtown Center at Amherst in his brand new ice skates each Sunday morning during the SABAH season.  A SABAH athlete since 2010, Matthew’s love for skating led him to purchase his own skates so that he could quickly take the ice each week and soar around at warp speed.  Matthew’s passion for SABAH is evident from the moment he arrives at the rink.  As quickly as Matthew reaches the door of the Northtown Center on Sunday mornings, he charges straight for the ice eager to begin the session.  Matthew’s perseverance has paid off, as he was moved from the Intermediate Group to the Advanced Group in 2016.

Matthew has changed a great deal since his earliest days with SABAH.  In 2010, when Matthew first arrived at the Northtown Center at Amherst, he was timid and introverted.  Since that time, Matthew has grown into an outgoing and engaging 15 year old who works tirelessly to improve his skills.  With each challenge given to him, Matthew dedicates himself to learning the new skill and moving on toward the next goal.

In addition to becoming an accomplished skater, Matthew is a cheerful friend who continually encourages his fellow SABAH athletes.  He is also an inspirational role model who pays attention and is always on task when practicing his skills or preparing for the annual Celebration on Ice.  For all of his hard work and dedication, we are pleased to name Matthew as the 2018 May Athlete of the Month.