January 25th, 2016 | Uncategorized
The other morning as the kids came in and sprinted to the basketballs by the wall, one little girl lagged behind. Instead of going to the bag of basketballs to shoot with her classmates, she came up to me, looking eager to share something. She wanted to tell me about the new basketball she had gotten as a gift. Excited to hear about if she had been practicing with it, I asked her if she had a hoop, assuming the answer would be yes. Instead, she said, “No, but I’ve just been using the street signs to practice shooting. I’m pretty good, I hit them every time.” She said it with a completely straight face, but I couldn’t keep the smile hidden from my face. She didn’t care that she did not have a hoop, she just wanted to practice some basketball! I love that she made the most out of what she had, without a second thought, whereas some other kids would complain that they did not have a hoop. I’m not sure if the signs in Ireland are regulation height, but the thought of seeing her shooting a basketball at a stop sign makes me laugh every time!
Victory Scholar: Meghan McGuinness
Present University: Trinity College Dublin
US League Partner: MAAC
Club/Community Partner: Meteors Ladies Basketball
Alma Mater: Niagara University
Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland