A day for basketball

Saturday January 15, 2011

Besides working on the weekend homily and making the Saturday post office run, I stopped at Ambrose (1st – 3rd grade boys) for lunch. I promised Richard that I would take a look at his prized Christmas present – a tiny, light weight remote control helicopter called an “Air Hog” that he could maneuver around the family room. The other boys show off new toys they had been given, then giggled as I tried my hand at skee-ball and bowling on the Wii. My coordination and athletic ability don’t translate so well onto electronic devices.

St. Joseph's Indian School - A day for basketball
St. Joseph's Indian School - A day for basketball

I sat in the Armory for 5+ hours of basketball, cheering on our high school students. The JV girls lost in two overtimes, the varsity boys lost by a single point in one overtime, and our varsity girls lost a hard-fought game by a single basket. While we didn’t have much success on the scoreboard, I enjoyed the time at the gym to visit with our staff and local townspeople. While those events are time-consuming commitments, I know my presence is noted and appreciated, especially by students.

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

One thought on “A day for basketball”

  1. The BIG deal is, though, that YOU enjoy it, too…and the kids need that kind of joyful participation from you. You have a very big job..and you do it so well..
    We heard through the grapevine that all the time you will need to spend in purgatory because of this…is 50,000 years..! (HUH)..
    Bad timing..?
    Mia & Bob

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