Maddie Bowling – Texas Nomination & Photography by Christine Kiscoe Photography Issue 45 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Maddie is a 14 year old in 8th grade. She has participated in National Charity League (The Woodlands Chapter) for the last two years. In early 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, without prompting, Maddie organized and collected food donations to be delivered to the Interfaith Food Bank and received a Terrific Ticktocker Award for her efforts from her NCL chapter. She also organized and collected donations for homeless animals at Citizens for Animal Protection (a no-kill shelter that she has adopted pets from over the years) in Katy, Texas.
Photography by Christine Kiscoe Photography
Tell us about your sports career - how you got started, what led to your injuries, and your recovery and how that is going. I started playing recreational softball at the age of four. As time went on, I grew to love it. When I was in sixth grade, I decided to play competitive select softball. Unfortunately, as time has gone on, I have had multiple injuries throughout the years. I have always played my absolute best and give my all, but my body has taken a beating because of it. Currently, I have a fractured spine and femur and have to rest. But hopefully in time I will be back at it by the summer. I also play basketball and volleyball, at my junior high school. It’s extremely difficult to have to sit and watch when all I want to do is play with my teammates. Once I have recovered, I plan to start playing next year in high school then college.
Volunteer work: I am a member in National Charity League in my hometown and love working with our local food bank and local resale shop that supports my local community.
Favorite volunteer memory: During Covid-19 I gathered donations for the local food bank from friends and neighbors. I was able to donate an entire truck full of food to help those struggling during the pandemic.
Look for Maddie in issue 45 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!