Matthew Boardman

Class of '18

Place of service: ParaSport

Why I Serve

I started volunteering at ParaSport Spokane at the start of September in 2016 after my Anatomy & Physiology professor, Justin Ulbright, talked about the organization in class. The first night that I went to the strength and conditioning practice, I was struck by the attitudes of the athletes. I had never seen a community that was so supportive and encouraging to one another, and I wanted to contribute to that.

How I Serve

I volunteered during strength and conditioning nights. On those nights, volunteers ran stations during circuit training, explaining the exercises, physically assisting athletes when needed, and doing our best to  push the athletes while staying safe. There are a lot of hard workers in that crowd.