Several members of BORP’s Varsity Basketball team were already halfway across the Bay Bridge at 7:30 AM this past Sunday, pushing all the way to Yerba Buena Island. “What impresses me so much about this is that these kids got themselves up out of bed, in some cases at 4:30 and 5:00 am to get ready for the push. Then they got on the trail and pushed 9.5 miles to finish the round trip,” says coach, Trooper Johnson.
The team committed to two full days of tournament training, with 10 hours on the court through the weekend and team bonding on Saturday night, followed by the Bay Bridge push on Sunday morning. “It always amazes me to see kids that are sometimes considered as having less ability than able bodied kids get up in the early morning hours and kick butt,” says Trooper. Adding, “So, the big question is: What were you doing at 7:30 am on Sunday?”
Great job Ella, Elliot, Ben, Daniel, Garnett, Matthew, Stephen, Avery, and Jacob!