Friday, February 15, 2013

Sixth Man Award

 We went to see the Shelby basketball team play their last home game in Joe Yohn Gymnasium tonight.  Next year, the new school will be open and the team will play their home games in a brand new gym.  It was Senior Night as well.  After all the seniors were introduced, the "6th Man Award" was given--given to Noah! 
 We were all shocked to hear Noah's name when it was announced.  It was said that Noah has taught all the guys on the team a lot this year.  We would say the same about the team.  They've taught us that acceptance and understanding are still important to the youth of our country. 
 Here's a picture of us with the 2013 seniors.  Left to right, front:  A.J. Bihl, Austin Rohde, Noah, Andrew Baird, and Tyler Young.  Back row:  head coach Troy Schwemley, Susan, Scott, and Grant Fenner (doesn't Scott look tiny next to Grant... he's tall!) 
 Turns out Emily knew about the award all along.  Troy Schwemley told her to make sure we were there tonight, and to make sure we brought our camera.  She kept it a secret for more than a week!  She brought Morgan with her to surprise us (they were at work, and left for a bit to come to the game).
 Once again, Noah was in the line to slap hands with the team as they're introduced before the game.  Noah's favorite player, Austin Rohde, has given Noah a gift at each game when he comes through the line. 

Austin, we can't thank you enough for leading the team in showing everyone that Noah is just a kid like everyone else.  It means so much to us that the team would take the time to do this over and over again this year. 
Noah is the 6th man of the Shelby Basketball team this year, but never fear... we'll all be back next year for all the home basketball games.  We're even thinking of maybe going to some of the away games next year.  And we'd like to start including other sports as well. 
Thank you, Shelby Whippets Basketball, for voting Noah as your 6th Man!  The Sheaffer family, especially Noah, appreciate it very much!

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