Coed CYO Basketball Team Chooses To Forfeit Their Season Rather Than Kick Their Girls Off The Team
A group of fifth-grade boys and girls from St. John the Apostle School in Clark, NJ have been hitting the hardwood together for the last four years. They’re teammates. More than that, they’re close friends.
That’s why when this CYO basketball team was told by the league director that girls were no longer allowed on the team, the group unified even more. Rather than kick the two ladies off the team, the boys voted and decided to forfeit their final two games of the season, including the playoffs.
One parent told me it’s my decision (whether the girls play), but I said no way, I’m not making this decision for 11 10-year-olds,” says St. John’s coach Rob Martel.
And so even though they were sure of what the answer would be, the parents posed the question to the kids again.
“Is your decision to play the game without the two young ladies on the team, or do you want to stay as a team as you have all year?” asked parent Matthew Dohn. “Show of hands for play as a team?”
Eleven hands shot up in unison. No one raised a hand when asked the alternative. (NJ.com)
Take a look at the video.
These are standup humans already. No doubt.
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