Seward Basketball Players Spend Saturday at Sunflower
Brock Kappelmann - March 1, 2017 2:48 pm
Seward’s basketball players spent a Saturday at Sunflower recently. Here is the letter from Sunflower staff to SCCC.
Recently, 18 Sunflower Fifth grade students and their teachers spent a Saturday with the members of the basketball teams and coaches. The Sunflower students had to earn their way to participate by answering 1000 correct reading, grammar and/or math questions on the program Mobymax within the month of January.
That afternoon the students met members of the basketball teams at the dorm basketball courts. They ran through different drills working on layups and ball handling. The student were then able to play several games with the Seward County players, such as knock out. To cap the afternoon off, students were provided pizza and t-shirts. The students were able to eat their lunch and spend time getting to know the players.
The men and women of the basketball teams were very willing to help and interact with the students. Erin Richardson, Lady Saint, stated, “It was really cool, the students earning this was rewarding for them how they learned that when they work hard and achieve something, they can have fun with it and school is supposed to be fun and that is why I want to become a teacher.”
At the end of the day, Martavious Wilson also added that he enjoyed, “showing them how to dribble and the moves that they can use when they get bigger, to keep improving on skills and the skills will get you a long way. You can go to any college you want to if you want to continue playing basketball at this level.”
We wrapped the day up by watching a victory in both the men and women’s basketball games. The students were able to sit right behind the players, get autographed posters, as well as participate in the halftime show.
Special thank you to Coach Wynn, Coach Zollinger and Roy Allen for getting this together for us and for the out pouring hospitality shown towards us, along with their amazing commitment to the community. It proves how important school is to these coaches and they made sure that our students understood the importance as well.
Miss Bale, Mr. Potter, Ms. Caley and Mrs. Foster
5th Grade Teachers, Sunflower Intermediate School