Day 1: Monday at CDBC

We started the day with basketball stations to take their games to the next level. The kids participated in different drills focusing on defensive skills. We have a very high level of talent this year and its been fun watching the competition.

Guest speaker Jeff Bannink, a member of Team Type 1, a cycling team of athletes with diabetes, came to talk to us about his experiences during Race Across America and his expedition to raise money for diabetes research. Team Type 1 finished the race in 5 days, an all time record for the competition! After a day packed full of games, many had a water balloon fight and all got soaking wet. Others enjoyed their time in the pool to cool off after a day of basketball.

Tyler Byrne was a past camper and now staff member of the CDBC and presented his award-winning short film "Extension" inspired by living with type 1 diabetes. The film was Tyler's senior thesis in film and was well received by screening audiences. Tyler drew inspiration for the film from his own experiences with diabetes.
Also check out his non-profit organzation that has supported the CDBC scholarship program for the past 2 years at diabeteshappens.com.

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