One of the awesome things about MACA sports teams is that they do
more than just practice and play games. This February, the MACA boys varsity basketball team had the opportunity to give back and serve the community on Friday the 13th.
The team went to the Housing Authority of the City of Frederick After School Program and spent an hour teaching basic basketball skills to elementary and middle school students. As the MACA players invested time and effort into these kids, they began to see the impact that positive attention can make. Senior Emmitt Miller commented, “Going to the clinic was a great experience for our team to help us get closer and give back to the school and community in ways different than basketball. It was nice to see how kids look up to us. We were able to use our talents to give back to them and show God’s light through us.”While some of the kids were timid at first, all were laughing, smiling, and having a great time by the clinic’s end. The team was able to build relationships with the students during the short time that they spent together.
Not only did the team give their time to these kids, but they also shared about the personal responsibility and benefits of being on a team. Varsity Head Coach Carl Edwards said, “It was a good opportunity for our team to do something for others. It is good to teach kids that there is more to life than just basketball. I also believe that my players did an incredible job leading this event and loving on younger kids. I had a great time!” This is just another example of the impact that MACA is making in the community!
– Andrew Stein