Meet our July Changemaker of the Month, Georgia Sporrer of Carlsbad! She is a student and soccer player who loves animals, rides horses and enjoys serving in her community. Georgia is involved in YMCA Indian Princesses, Girl Scouts and SOAR (Sharing Our Acceptance and Respect) for kids with disabilities. For SOAR she meets with the school psychologist 3 days per week and spends time with her SOAR buddy to help them with their disability and to become friends. When she isn’t doing all of that, attending school, playing soccer, studying, listening to music and/or hanging with friends both human and furry, she works to raise awareness and funds for Finish Chelsea’s Run.
Let’s hear more from this busy young lady in her own words:
CLF: How did you get involved with CLF?
GS: I know Tom Rhee from YMCA Bear Nation Indian Princesses and he told me about the
program. The first year my mom and I participated in the run. Tom Rhee invited myself
and Katie Sjolund, another Indian Princess, to lead the Bear Princess team for Chelsea’s Run
CLF: What do you like best about Chelsea or CLF?
GS: What I like best about Chelsea is that she is unique – platypuses are her favorite animal! I
like that the program sends 17 year-old high school graduates to college. Chelsea was 17
and never got the chance to go to college – it’s awesome that other kids will get to
experience college in her name.
CLF: What have you done for CLF?
GS: Katie and I created a team of Bear Nations kids and families to participate in Chelsea’s run –we had more than 100 participants and people that donated to the program. We created a
presentation about the program and presented to my dad’s office and asked them to
participate or donate. I made many speeches to Bear Nation to help people join the program
CLF: What is your vision of CLF 5 years from now?
GS: I hope that most or all of the people in San Diego participate, donate or are inspired by the
Georgia, we are blessed to have you as a part of our Changemaker family!