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Jax

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Tharaldsen

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SPORT

Baseball

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AGE

Eleven

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TEAM

Castlewood Warriors

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LOCATION

Castlewood, SD

What do you want to celebrate about your athlete?

We live in a small town and we struggle with having enough kids to make a team. This year we had to bring up some little guys to make a 10u team. At State tournament, we were running out of pitchers, so the coach put in one of our youngest players.

 

He was struggling and had the bases loaded. Jax was catching and recognized his pitcher needed a break. Our pitcher was crying by now. Jax put his arm around him and gave him some advice and encouragement.

 

The next batter hit into a double play and the inning was over. We ended up winning the game. Anything can happen in baseball.

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"Jax has a kind heart. He’s been a leader on the team by encouraging his teammates."

- Mom

What life skills do you see your athlete learning through sports?

Hard work pays on off and building team chemistry is important.

What is a character trait your Athlete has that you adore?

His sense of humor and quirky personality is a hoot! He’s constantly thinking things through and planning ahead.

Besides sports, what does your Athlete aspire to be?

He wants to be in the military. In a discussion about his future, I mentioned he could be a doctor if he wanted to. He responded with “Why would I want to save one person at a time when I could save a whole country?”

Tell us one thing you want your athlete to know.

I want him to know that kindness matters. Being a good person is more important than being a good athlete.

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Who do you look up to?

No one. You should just be yourself.

 

What do you love about sports?

He said the adrenaline rush. It’s so great when you do well.

 

What do you do in your spare time?

 While he plays baseball and basketball, his real love is soccer. He likes to play Xbox and hang out with his friends.

Congratulations, Jax!

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