Restoring Hope hosted a "Kic
kball Cookout" in Lincoln, Missouri in September. Playing against each other in a fun game of kickball were teams comprised of Host Home Families, Relief Team Members, Program Managers, and Consumers.
The game, food, and fun brought together people from Warsaw, Sedalia, Warrensburg, and Lincoln regions where everyone developed new friendships. For many, it was not only a first to be playing kickball, but also they were meeting those from other regions for the very first time.
Restoring Hope of Central MO brought hot dogs, chips, cookies, and drinks for all. It was a time of lightheartedness celebration for the teams. A huge success!
One of the most touching moments of the entire day was the care and compassion displayed by this 12-year-old boy helping this 25-year-old Consumer make it around the bases on the field (see photo below). This young man is definitely displaying all 3R's with one gesture: Relationship, Respect and Responsibility.
His act of kindness warms our hearts and is truly an inspiration. It's amazing how a little food and a game of kickball brings regions together in such a heartfelt and meaningful way.