It was a true honor to work this week with some of Go’s most vulnerable creatures. I taught them about the game of basketball but they taught me about overcoming obstacles to achieve goals that most think are impossible.
WMTW 8 story about our camp:
This was the very first camp that I’ve held for folks with special needs and it couldn’t have possible gone any better! I’ve found over the years that the game of basketball can be an amazingly powerful vehicle to help those who live with developmental challenges to overcome many of the obstacles that they often struggle with. Communication, working together as a team to accomplish a goal, following the instructions of a coach or captain, sportsmanship, learning to win and lose gracefully, respect etc. The game instills a sense of self confidence and can boost the self esteem of anyone who is willing to work at it!
My hope is to do more camps like this in the future. I’ll be reaching out to schools and agencies around the state this year, to work more with their young people and adults with special needs. I hope to be able to show people just how therapeutic the game of basketball can be! There are so many things that the game can teach us all about life! The game has a way of rewarding hard work and punishing you if you don’t put in the work you should.
I thank God that over the past 11 years I’ve been blessed to be in a position to see this game touch the lives of some of God’s most precious creatures and I look forward to working with our friends with special needs in the future through this great game of basketball!