Michael Matthews July Athlete of the Month
SABAH’s Athlete of the Month for July gets a big “Welcome Back!” from all of his friends from the Riverside Rink program. Michael Matthews began skating with SABAH way back in 1991 and continued through 1997. When he was just 11 years old, Michael took at 20 year break from skating, but returned this past year to the delight of his fellow SABAH athletes. Now 32 years of age, Michael attends SABAH’s Tuesday evening program with his house mates, affectionately dubbed The Men of High Park.
Michael’s return was especially joyful, as he shares a constant smile and quick wit with all of his friends at the rink. Always happy, Michael has an easy disposition that seems to capture the hearts of everyone around him. Michael’s optimism and great attitude also contributed to the tremendous progress he made over the past season. Michael worked very diligently during each session, resulting in vast improvements in his skating skills since his return this year. His hard work paid off when he proudly demonstrated his accomplishments during the 2018 Celebration on Ice show.
It’s been a long awaited reunion, but SABAH is very grateful to have Michael back with us again! For all of his perseverance and joyful spirit, we are pleased to name Michael Matthews as the Athlete of the Month for July!