The other day, after my club game, a cute little girl who came to watch us play, walked up to me and a few other players on my team and asked for our autographs. It was absolutely adorable. Little actions like this make it pretty clear that young people are looking up to us! It reminds me of when I was younger and would go watch the Lower Merion High School games (the high school that I went to years later). I used to wish I would be as good as those players some day. When I practiced, I would imagine myself on the high school court pretending to be different players on that team. I would try to do all their moves and would picture myself playing in front of a crowd of people.
Young players like this girl who asked for my autograph are watching us play and becoming motivated to practice and work hard to become better basketball players and people. The main aspect of the Sport Changes Life Program is to positively make a difference in people’s lives. It’s fun to see even the little gestures that depict this.