Should have a Kleenex handy for this.
With so many awful stories in the news these days,
I just love stories like this.
Amazing act of sportsmanship gets Mitchell Marcus his basket.
Mitchell Marcus is team manager for the basketball team at Coronado High School in El Paso, Texas. He doesn’t play for the team because of his disabilities, but that doesn’t change the fact that he’s Coach Peter Morales’ favorite on the team or his love for the game.
In one of the final games of the season, Coach Morales decided to let Mitchell suit up and play in the last few minutes, hoping that Mitchell would score a basket, with no care at all whether they won or lost. Unfortunately, with his team members passing him the ball every time, it didn’t look like the game was going to go in Mitchell’s favor until, with only a little bit of time left, opposing team member Jonathon Montanez of Franklin High School did something amazing. He called out Mitchell’s name and threw him the ball, letting him score the final basket, despite Montanez’s team losing by 15 points.
“I was raised to treat others how you want to be treated,” Montanez told CBS News. ”I just though Mitchell deserved his chance, deserved his opportunity.”
Besides the players and the coach, there is another hero in this story!
Someone should thank the ref for not calling travelling on the inbound pass.
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César Chávez’s Birthday, March 31
In California it is a state holiday,
to promote service to the community in honor of Chávez’s life and work.
Chavez was an American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist who, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers.
He spearheaded a grape boycott in 1965 that went nationwide in 1968 and lasted until 1978, resulting in higher wages for farm workers and focusing national attention on their plight.
“Cesar Chavez saw the need for change and made a courageous choice to work to improve the lives of his fellow farm workers,” President Obama stated.
Many California state government offices, community colleges, and libraries are closed. Texas also recognizes the day, and it is an optional holiday in Arizona and Colorado.
Wikipedia: “Sí, se puede” (Spanish for “Yes, it is possible” or, roughly, “Yes, it can be done”
We need more like Cesar Chavez, today!