“After dropping kids off at home I returned to the lab last night to find the rest of the Fab X team hard at work. I was bursting at the seams to share my story about one of the most amazing times I’ve had among many. Finding Steve and Racheal in the wood shop I had to share this one. ‘OMG guys let me tell you about the kids today, they were amazing with the matches going back and forth, we made it to hole number three, a downhill par 4.”

“The kids wanted the tee’s at the 150 yard for this hole just to test their driving ability. Three out of the foursome made it down the fairway and the last kid with the least experience was up, that was Demetrik. A small frame African American kid with fire in his belly today, he has the smile and laugh that makes your heart melt. He was nervous but he looked over at me and with a whispering little voice he said “I Got this.”

“I try to make every outing as though the kids are on a PGA tour event by being the talk along commentator for the group. Next up on the tee from Newport, Rhode Island, Demetrik Thomas!!! ( Applause ) from his team mates. He sets up and takes another look at the flag and crushes his drive down the fairway and the crowd goes wild. 30 yds away he chips up on to the green and tells me again, I’m going to par this hole. Everyone else had putted and picked up their balls leaving the stage for D. He’s looking at a 10 foot downhill putt for birdie and the greens are fast, Demetrik lines up his ball and hits it, rolling fast he’s chasing the ball yelling Stop, Stop. The ball went a foot past the hole folks and he has this little one footer for his first ever par, he taps it in and these kids go nuts on the green screaming DEMETRIK, DEMETRIK smiles everywhere and D looks like he had seen Santa Claus for the first time in his life. He picks his ball out of the hole and says ”I’m never using this again, it’s my special ball, thanks coach.” I patted him on the back and said “no kid, thank you!!”