We had a great time last weekend in Dallas where we competed in Session 1 of the Powerade Platform circuit. Our 16U team competed hard in each game and ended with a 2-2 record, beating teams from Detroit and Tampa Bay and losing close games to teams from Minnesota and Oklahoma.
In addition to competing against teams from across the country, we were able to better ourselves as men in other areas as well. On Friday, we shadowed certified financial planner Earl Jefferson of 7th Harvest Investments in Dallas. He taught our young men about the responsibilities of his job and instilled some important life lessons in them as well. Our favorite takeaway was this: If you make your life easy now, it will be hard later. If you make your life hard now, life will be easy later. Thank you Earl for spending time with us!
On Saturday, we went to the North Texas Food Bank to spend a few hours serving. During our time we were able to pack 16 pallets of food, 768 boxes, 22,400 pounds of food, and 18,667 meals.
Finally, on Sunday we were able to learn from Coach Michael's former college coach, Coach DC (Deryl Cunningham). He encouraged our young men to work hard and take care of their responsibilities in the classroom.
Thank you to all of you who made this trip possible with your generosity! We are thankful for you and look forward to Indianapolis this weekend! Watch below to see what one of our young men had to say about his experience in Dallas this weekend: