As a Mother of 3 I knew it was important to keep my children busy and active as they were growing up, especially during the early teen years. Basketball was the perfect sport. The three of them as well as my husband and I spent many hours in the driveway shooting hoops, playing one on one or simply making up our own game. It gave all three of them a foundation to excel and move on to play rep basketball in our community. The sport also taught them the importance of fitness, hard word and working through personal challenges. As a family we travelled with each of their teams and provided them support and encouragement. The good work ethics developed during their basketball years has definitely carried forward into their work careers. I am now looking forward to see what sports our grandchildren might play and hope we have the opportunity to watch them participate and encourage them as we did our own children.