Juvenile Corrections Facility Basketball Team Gets Astonishing Surprise From Private School [VIDEO]

Juvenile Corrections Facility Basketball Team Gets Astonishing Surprise From Private School [VIDEO]

Gnsvltrnds.It is something none of the boys on the team will ever forget the rest of their lives. The Gainesville Tornadoes, basketball players from a juvenile corrections facility in Gainesville, Texas, play against regular school teams. They don’t have a lot of people showing up to cheer them on, sadly including their own families. Vanguard College Prep players Ben Martison and Hudson Bradley decided to change that. 

According to The Blaze,

Before the game against Gainesville, Martison and Bradley asked some of their fans to do the unheard of: cheer for the other team.

As Gainesville walked onto the court, they were left astonished. An excited crowd roared for their success as cheerleaders revved them up.

“I mean every time they scored the gym was just lit up with cheering and clapping and everyone was on their feet,” Bradley said. “I think in a way this is kind of how sports should be. It just kind of showed me the real impact that encouragement and support for anybody can make.”

It’s a gesture the Gainesville players will never forget.

“When I’m an old man I’ll still be thinking about this,” one said.

The juvenile offenders may never have anyone offer them anything that kind again for the rest of their lives. The two teenage boys who put their idea into practice are real leaders and examples for their peers. They represent hope for their generation. Watch the touching video below.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2016.

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