The Boys Varsity Basketball team (and one from the girls team) from Dalat went down to GS to put on a short basketball clinic for the village kids. The kids had lots of fun doing dribbling, passing and shooting drills.
Several of the guys from the Dalat team are also on our Kids' English Club team, and are already very popular with the kids. The village kids have been anxiously waiting to play basketball with their teachers!
After the clinic, many villagers came out to watch the Dalat Boys take on the local village team. The Dalat boys had just won the Penang State Basketball championship, so everyone wanted to see the team in action. The village team consisted of young men of various ages, but they all wanted a chance to take on the State Champs.
The village team put up a valiant fight, but in the end could not beat the Dalat boys. They were really enjoying the good, clean fun. As the game ended, they were asking to keep playing!
We are all looking forward to next year when we do this again. We are so grateful to the team and coaches for sharing themselves in this way. The people of GS were truly blessed through basketball.