Owensboro Parent Magazine Features Ally Newton in Their March & April 2018 “Playbook”
Ally Newton is the beautiful daughter of Jagoe Homes’ own Payroll Account/HR, Dawn Powers. Owensboro Parent is a free magazine for families in Western Kentucky. You can pick up a copy of each issue, which comes out every two months, at any of their pickup locations. The March & April 2018 issue featured the Owensboro Parent Playbook: Your Essential Guide to Youth Sports and Recreation in Daviess County. The inspiring article focuses on the wide range of sports and activities that parents can get their children involved in. It encourages parents not to, “be surprised if it takes a few tries – or a few seasons – to find the sport that’s right for your child. It often takes times for kids to figure out which activities they enjoy. The Owensboro Parent Playbook is meant to serve as a handbook for youth sports and league registrations in the community.”
Ally Newton was one of the four local kids that Owensboro Parent chose to highlight in the Playbook issue. 12-year-old Ally has found great success at her martial arts academy, Hidden Samurai, where she is the only female competing in jiu-jitsu. Her older brother was already involved in the sport, and while cheering wasn’t really her thing, sparring in a male-driven sport has already lead her to three, first-place wins and one, second-place win!
In the Owensboro Parent article, Jagoe Homes’ Dawn Powers admits that, “There are certain moves where she could get hurt. But a lot of it is discipline and her mind. She will cry sometimes, but it comes with the territory. As a parent you learn to just sit back and let her work through it on her own.” Dawn goes on to say that, “It’s very empowering as a parent to watch your child develop the required skills, techniques, and the physical fitness required for this sport. Especially when you see the impact it has on building good character in young people.”