Tuesday, July 18, 2017

May 4 - Gabe's Basket Ball Tournament

With a sad, excited heart, we come to the last day of peewee basket ball for Gabe. He has improved so much over the last year, and did fantastic! Ever kid on the court played their hardest and did an amazing job, this was easily the best game any of them had played.

The climax of the day started in the 2nd half of the last game. Blue (Gabe's team) was nearly 20 points behind purple, the kids were so tied and there was lots of emotional stress on the court. Gabe asked his coach if it would be alright if they prayed over the game, his amazing coach went ahead and called a timeout so Gabe could pray over the rest of the game. His prayer wasn't for the Blues to win, but for everyone who was in the gym would go away knowing that this was the best game they had played and that this would be a memorial in the hearts of all the kids. He prayed that God would protect them and give them the drive to do better than they had done all day and for Him to do the same thing for the other team. 

Blue came out with a whole new energy to play and they very quickly made up those lost points, everyone watching was on their feet cheering for both teams! 3 more seconds to the end of the game, Blue had just made a 2 point shot, purple had to make a 3 pointer to win. This little boy who hadn't made a 3 point shot all season had the ball, he was headed back to his basket, but there was no way he could make it to the basket. Someone yelled, "SHOOT!" And he wound up and with one hand catapulted the ball from 3/4 of the court away.

He made it, nothing but net! Easily the best shot I had ever seen. Purple won! And just like Gabe prayed, it was a memorable game! What an amazing way to end peewee basketball!

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