Great Video – Check Out Owen Groesser!

 

Michigan town does right by one of their own!

Eighth Grader Owen Groesser, who has Down Syndrome, sunk two three-pointers for his Rochester school basketball team in the final seconds of the season. Groesser had not played before all season, but the coach put him in to end the season on a high note.

And what a note it was! This video will warm your heart.

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When he makes his first shot from the three-point line, the crowd goes wild. Then, after he makes his second, his teammates crowd around to congratulate him.

The video has made him a star. It was featured on ESPN’s Sportscenter as one of the show’s Top 10 Plays, after his friends campaigned on Twitter using the hashtag #GetOwnOnSportsCenter.

His three-pointers were video #1.

So great to see a community rallying behind Owen. You can really tell they love him and he loves them.

I hope kids treat Trig that well!

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  • Thomas Hubbard

    Whats this a vision that some day Trig Palin will hit a home, make a touch down or score a three pointer or better yet win the Iron Dog race!

  • Sue B

    Great video.

  • Joseph

    Wow, that is awesome! Nice shots, Owen!

  • Cheyenne

    That just proves kids with down syndrome can do anything just like other kids and only difference being that they just have to work harder to over come their challenge to reach their goal. This what makes them so special and why we can learn so much from them about the true meaning of life in God’s eyes.

  • Myrna

    That is just so awesome. Give our children freedom and teach them how, and they will come through!!!
    Children want to succeed!

  • Thomas Hubbard

    I can also see Tripp and Trig as team mates, as winners!

  • David

    Yep, probably any 3-point shooter who hits 2 out of 4 shots from 3-point range would say that they were having a good game.

  • daryl

    This kid has got game its a miracle.

  • Tootie

    That was neat about Owen. He looks like a happy boy.

    Bristol, condoning the sin of homosexuality in various ways doesn’t help the homosexual. No one ever gets saved until first he realizes he is in need of forgiveness and wants it.

  • http://www.blessedimpatience.blogspot.com Addie

    I think its awesome that Owen did so well… but I also think it sucks that they didnt put him in all season until the last few minutes “to end the year on a high note” – if the coach had done that to a typical player, someone would be crying foul, but b/c he does it to the special needs kid, he’s lauded…. I just dont think its fair – especially since the kid proved he could shoot – he should have been playing all season….

    my 2 cents as a mama to a child with DS


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