All I can say is wow! From the time I was a kid, I have been amazed by people who have special needs. They never take anything for granted. They only see people for who they are and most of the time have big smiles on their faces.
I have been fortunate enough to be able to work with the Bobcats from the the time the team came to Charlotte. The highlight for me is working the Special Olympics clinic the team puts on. It’s really nice to see the players with smiles on their faces as they go through some really basic drills. I give the players two big thumbs up for giving up their time during a busy and exhausting schedule to come out an essentially change these kids lives forever.
Every year there is always one quote from one of the kids that makes me laugh. This year one of the older participants said, “you use up a lot of energy playing out here, the only way it would be better is we had some Metallica playing”. Then he just smiled.
On Thursday, February 18, the entire Bobcats team hosted a clinic for approximately 150 Special Olympics athletes and their coaches. The athletes participated in stations such as ball-handling, passing, lay-ups and defense before taking a group photo with the Bobcats players.