Spring is officially here. Bears are waking from hibernation; cyclists are racing the Blue Ridge Parkway; and thousands of kids are donning shin guards and cleats, ready to hit the turf. This season, OpenDoors Asheville has five kids joining teams thanks to ABYSA scholarships and the Asheville families who provide them transportation, snacks and equipment. It gives kids, some who’ve never played before, much-needed exercise and a chance to develop their skills. It also gives them routine, which can feel like a safety net when their lives become chaotic. Above all, it gives them opportunities to make new friends and expand and strengthen their support networks. Thanks for investing in the OpenDoors community.