Jessica waving

“I have truly gained increased skills in flexibility, communication, and accountability-
all from this one organization.

I know that whatever the situation may be, there is always a response.
BIIS decided to create a positive environment and pushed to reach out to their athletes and families
at a time of uncertainty during COVID-19.
That drive is something you cannot teach if you do not have passion for what you do.

If I could go back in time when choosing a site for my doctoral experience,
I would choose Bridge II Sports every time.”

Jessica LongPrograms Intern Spring 2020

Sadly  we say good-bye to Jessica as her spring internship at Bridge II Sports comes to an end.
Jessica has been an INCREDIBLE part of the team working and learning right along side our programs staff.

She has taken initiative in everything that she has been a part of.
For her semester project she introduced yoga-style stretching techniques to our athletes with visual impairments and even secured donations to get mats and supplies!
During this unplanned ‘pause’ in programs due to COVID-19 she adapted and helped create at-home plans and conditioning technique videos for our athletes.

We are certainly going to miss that BIG SMILE around here, but are so glad that she chose adapted sports to be part of her journey.

The Occupational Therapy field is lucky to have her.
Join us in wishing her luck as she finishes up her doctorate at Mary Baldwin University — thanks Jessica!

Athletes with visual impairments at Goalball practice doing yoga poses with arms over their heads with program intern Jessica in the middle leading the activity