Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel made an appearance at the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired in Kansas City on Wednesday and maybe I'm a bit of a sap but I really enjoyed the short video from KCTV-5 on his visit.
Cassel was handing out his shadow buddies doll (which you can see in the video) and talked about the importance of visiting places like CCVI.
"I've got a 14 month at home and I can only imagine how difficult it can be at times for parents and these children who are frustrated because they can't communicate the way they want to or just the difficulty in going through an every day process that sometimes we take for granted," said Cassel.
At the high school I went to (nearly a decade ago, dang), we would take the month of January off of school in our senior year to volunteer at a place of our choosing. I picked Operation Breakthrough, which is down the street from CCVI, and it's really an incredible experience working with kids every day. I'm not sure I'm ready to have one of my own -- you listenin' Ms. Primetime? -- but if you ever get the chance to volunteer at one of these spots, take it. It's worth it.
I suppose these Chiefs players having time to do things like this is one benefit of the NFL lockout.