Monday, December 22, 2014

Buzz's Bunch Day At VT

Our first day of Christmas break was spent as a family at Virginia Tech with the men's basketball ball team.  Back in August David attended Coach Buzz William's Buzz's Bunch basketball camp for children with special needs.  Coach Buzz invited the campers back to campus to attend a game!

Here is David with Coach Buzz.  This guy is the real deal.  He and his family have a heart for special needs kids and it shows.  This guy is genuine with a strong faith in God.  If you do not already, follow this guy on Twitter.  His tweets are awesome and inspirational.

Kyle and his buddy Ethan with one of the Hokie players, Devin Wilson.  What is amazing about this experience with the basketball team is that it was like a reunion with friends. 

David of course had to school his BFF, Seth Allen in some hoops.  The campers were allowed to come on the court and warm-up with the team prior to the game.  Of course David scouted out Seth Allen immediately! 

David with Joey Van Zegeren.  These players were totally engaged and awesome with all of the campers.  They patiently posed for pictures, fed kids balls, and even raised many of them up to dunk!

David showing off his defense to Coach Buzz. 

David hanging from the rim after dunking!  What impressed me the most is that these players are real.  They may not end up first in the ACC this season and they may not even end up with a winning record.  But, watching these players truly interact and encourage special needs kids on a game day reminded me that in life, winning means way more than what a scoreboard says at the end of the game.  These guys have touched my son's life and blessed him.  Therefore, to me, they are true winners.

VT basketball rocks so much that even this UVA grad is a Buzz fan!  I caught Mike smiling and grinning while watching Dave give it his all on the basketball court. Dave was sweating and smiling-what more could we as parents want?!  It was a great way to celebrate David's recent scan that helped us get to the milestone of 2.5 years cancer-free!

David was so proud of his badge!  The game even ended awesome with VT pulling out a close win against Citadel.  We cheered, danced, and laughed watching our Buzz's bunch camper have a great day.  Thanks a million Coach Buzz to you and the team!  You all are true winners with us. 

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