Mid South Conference Heroes Get More Than They Expected
I walked in the Frankfort Convention Center and all I could see were smiles. I couldn’t wait to get my camera out. I fumbled around putting on my lenses and I watched smiles grow larger and larger and I could hear laughter bouncing off the rafters. The Mid South conference men’s basketball teams were hosting a basketball clinic for Stewart Home & School students before the start of the daily tournament.
College athletes were running dribbling drills, passing drills, shooting around, and running layup drills as they explained the mechanics behind playing ball. Students were watching intently and then saying “Let me show you what I can do.” And the college students watched and cheered them on.
“Our athletes are getting more out of this than your students,” said University of Pikeville Assistant Coach Randy Casey. He couldn’t say enough about the experience of sharing basketball with our students.
Here is an article that was written by the conference. Beautiful.
Now, we all know our students love basketball and have some skills, but the college students ripped and roared as our students dribbled up and down the court, making baskets. The floor shook as the students yelled and clapped as our students scrimmaged against each other, encouraging them to use their skills they learned during drills. It was such an emotional sight. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face for the rest of the day. Our students were eating up the attention and would dribble harder and faster down the court. High fives and hugs for everyone at the end, nobody cared who won because we all won.
Check out a video taken from that day. It got loud!
written by Tricia Brill