Dynamo defender Craig Waibel signs an autograph for young fan Jessica Yearwood.
Houston Dynamo

Dynamic duo displays skills for FBI children

HOUSTON - Children involved in the Houston FBI's "Bring Your Child To Work Day" on Friday had some special afternoon visitors. Kids were able to hear from Dynamo goalkeeper Zach Wells, and from Dynamo defender Craig Waibel.

Joe Carey is one of the children that had the opportunity to be there on Friday. Carey said that it was very special to get to meet the Dynamo's goalkeeper. He said that since he is his team's goalie, meeting Wells was his favorite part.

Parents of the children were also very appreciative of the Dynamo players spending time with their children. When asked how important it is that Dynamo players are out, and active in the community, Caroline Nicklin said "Very important." Nicklin, wife of an FBI agent, and mother of three said, "It's very important to see that they [the players] are positive, and the kids really look up to them."

Before juggling, doing tricks, teaching techniques, punting the ball into a tree, signing autographs, and taking pictures, the players got a chance to meet and chat with Special Agent in Charge Roderick Beverly. They learned quite a bit about the FBI. Beverly mentioned that there are about 300 active FBI agents in the Houston area, and 12,000 active nationwide.

Toward the end of the event Wells gave his thoughts about community involvement.

"I just think it's so important to get out in the community so they [the fans] can put faces with names," he said.

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