Sunday, October 26, 2008
Keeping the Dream Alive: An Inspiring Story
Ken Mink is a basketball player at Roane State Community College in Harriman, Tenn. This in itself is not necessarily news since there are thousands of basketball players in our country. The astonishing part of this story is that this man is 73-years-old!!!! How many of you play basketball at 50? 40? 30? 20? He plays at an age where he is fully qualified for the full payment of social security, when any bus will give him a discount rate as a senior, and when many people his age are having to physically struggle just to go to the grocery store. He plays basketball on a college team!! If he isn't breaking the age barrier, I do not know who does. Jim Litke, AP sport's writer, has written that Ken Mink has achieved his long-standing dream of playing basketball on a college team. He played college ball in his 20s but was unable to play for his entire eligibility period. He kept his dream alive throughout the years and now he is back. This is a lesson for all of our children, and even for us, that it is important to keep your dreams alive no matter what your age. With vision, persistence, and hard work, dreams can and will come true. For the full text of Jim Litke's story click here.
Posted by Steven E. Curtis, PhD, NCSP at 12:53 PM