Inspiration: Private Nicholas Madaras, Kick for Nick

Sports stars are our heroes, whether they score the game winning goal or the walk-off homerun. We admire them. They inspire us. Private First Class Nick Madaras was a star. Killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq, his spirit lives on in a bunch of old soccer balls:

 

 

So far, Kick for Nick, the organization created in his honor, has collected over 1,500 balls and they all bare the mark “PFC Nick Madaras” so that everyone remembers Nick’s sacrifice and his passion for soccer. Very touching, hopefully it inspires you too.

Image credit: s0ccerstud86