March 13, 2010

Upwards Basketball Awards Night

A video of one of my boys getting the "Best Sportsmanship" award at the Upwards Basketball Awards night.

I was extremely proud of him through this season. Especially as he got to that final night of play. Their team had not won a single game, but there was always a positive spirit about the whole thing. In fact, there was one Sunday during testimony time that he said, "I am really enjoying Basketball, because it isn't about winning!" When they got to the final night of the games, he had been sick all day, but wanted to keep his commitment (very proud of that), so we went to the game.

He managed to make it through the first game, though he looked really tired. In the second game of the night (Yes, they had two games on the final night!) He was passed the ball in the final seconds of the game, and he made a break for it... he shot... and he scored in the last two seconds! He was so excited!

Anyway, he received one of the two most coveted awards (at least in my book). I was hoping for either the Best Sportsmanship or the Most Christlike award.