Skyping for Virtue

Technology can be a great tool and we took advantage of it yesterday when I was able to Video-Chat through Skype with a High School basketball team from Rice Lake Wisconsin.

Head Basketball Coach Kevin Orr found our web site over the summer, he reached out and ever since we have developed a great relationship.

He is blessed with a very talented team this year both on the court and off. He is most proud of the "off the court" success.

In the past few weeks:

The School Superintendent visited him in his classroom to thank him for the wonderful example the basketball team is setting for the whole district ...

It has become almost ordinary for the referees after the game to approach him and congratulate him on a classy group of young men who play the game with a lot of character ...

An elderly couple calling him to let him know that his players thanked them for coming to the game, appreciating their support, that they have attended many a game over the years and this has never happened, that it made their week ...

I had never spoken with a team through a computer before so it was admittedly a bit awkward but hopefully it helped.

We spoke about what they could do as a team, as a brotherhood to strengthen their bonds right now ...

To pour their hearts into their "Letter to Mom Ceremony" coming up next Tuesday ...

To dust off those goals sheets from Virtue Camp and talk about it with their mentor coach ...