Legacy League shines spotlight on participants

The Jackson Parish Legacy League started the season this past week and will continue play each Monday throughout the month of May. Games take place at 5:30 pm on Field 3 of the Jackson Parish Recreation Department Sports Complex, located at 5254 Hwy 4, just east of Jonesboro.

The League is not about winning or losing or even keeping score but rather designed to give young people with physical, developmental or cognitive disabilities the opportunity to compete in a fun filled environment under volunteer assistance.

In conjunction with the Jackson Parish Recreation Department, the Jackson Parish Journal is pleased to shine a spotlight on three competitors in the league each week.

This week: Brooke Burns, Braden Barr, Alice Gil.

Brooke Burns – Brooke is the 18-year old daughter of Brian and Shawn Burns. She adores her big sister Madison and loves her “kids” Blackie and Brownie. She has a huge heart and loves her family and friends.

Braden Barr – Braden is the son of Aubrey and Shannon Barr. The 13-year old has been diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia, which is a rare disease that affects only one in 50,000. Braden loves reading, baseball, playing video games and making people laugh. This courageous young man recently accepted the Lord Jesus in his heart and believes that he was given this rare disease for a reason.

Alice Gil – Alice is the 12-year old daughter of Joey and Chenille Gil making the family of five complete. Alice attends church at Full Gospel Temple and loves her church family. She has several diagnosis’s including Cerebral Palsy, ADHD and intellectual disability and is involved in hippotherapy at the OWL center through Building Futures Pediatric Therapy and has been learning at home since October 2018. Alice is very nurturing and loves babies and animals, especially dogs, cats and horses. Her dream is to be a seamstress or a veterinarian when she grows up. Legacy league is a joy for her and her family loves watching her play.


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