I worked many Saturdays this year with 2nd and 3rd grade boys and girls who came to Steady Buckets to learn and to practice basketball skills. I helped the kids during shooting and basketball drills. The program was for some of the players the first time they ever touched a basketball and for others, they had been playing basketball since kindergarten. Every player seemed happy to be at the gym, and they knew the volunteers like me and the coaches like Coach Macky love basketball so much. I tried to make sure every player knew that he could grow up to be a high school player if he practiced enough and really had a passion for the sport. I think the kids liked my enthusiasm and my cheering each one on.