It all started at a keg party on the Georgetown campus. Paul Caccamo and scores of his friends were celebrating his graduation until the police showed up. In a turn of events worthy of Les Mis, a passing Jesuit priest convinced them to let Paul go provided he performed an appropriate penance.
A letter soon arrived inviting Paul to help at a Catholic school in the Marshall Islands. There, what started as a year of penance launched the mission of a lifetime.
Paul, who now serves as executive director at Up2Us Sports, sat down with me for this episode of the On the Whistle podcast.
He and I discussed:
- The new faces of community and national service
- Racial inclusion and gender bias in youth sports
- Trauma-informed coaching in an age of COVID