“CAF was the team that believed in me and gave me the resources to be my best self. The organization gave me the confidence I needed to be myself again! When I look in the mirror – I now see an athlete, a college graduate, a professional, and a mentor to others.”

When Mack was a college sophomore, he fell 35 feet from a balcony. While lucky to be alive, he had shattered his vertebrae and was paralyzed from the waist down. The former athlete had to adjust to his new normal and couldn’t imagine ever playing sports again. He declares, “The day I met Bill Walton—one of CAF’s long-time ambassadors and supporters, it felt like he was a coach telling me, ‘Mack, you’re in.’ Somehow, someone saw something in me that I hadn’t seen for so long.”