LDP Boys pull off close win against the Jerusalem School

LDP team watching intently as the coach draws up a play

LDP team watching intently as the coach draws up a play

The Leadership Development Program (LDP) Boys team played a suspenseful, exciting game this past Tuesday against the Jerusalem School boy’s team. From the very beginning the game was tight as there were several lead changes throughout the entire match. The team held a 7-point lead at half time but the Jerusalem boys never quit and the game was tied up again half way through the fourth quarter. It was an intense battle throughout the game but the LDP boys fought hard and played together to pull out a 50-43 victory in the end.

LDP boys are exposed to a wide variety of activities throughout the year as they practice together weekly and participate in numerous Arbinger sessions and creative workshops.

The game getting intense in the final quarter!

The game getting intense in the final quarter!

However, many of the LDP participant’s favorite activity is when they have the opportunity to test the skills they have been practicing on and off the court in a real game. LDP member Bashar commented,

“We really enjoy playing in games and we are improving every day. I hope we keep getting better and better as we get more experienced and continue to play together.”

The team has pulled out wins in several of their last few games. This is a direct result of how remarkably well the boys play together due to all the time they have spent getting to know one another. Not only does this include long hours practicing

LDP participant Laith getting ready for the game

LDP participant Laith getting ready for the game

but also time spent learning how to play as one and better understanding each other on and off the court without a second thought to race or religion.  Anyone in the crowd watching the game on Tuesday would never know how much these kids have overcome by playing together which is perhaps the most extraordinary part of it all.

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