A Game of Hope

The National Center For Fathering (www.fathers.com) highlighted an amazing story of hope from Texas high school football. Kris Hogan, coach of the Faith Christian Lions in Grapevine, looked at his team’s schedule and noticed that they’d be playing against Gainesville State School, a correctional facility for teens. Leading up to that game, he had an out-of-the-box idea: “I started thinking about the fact that many of these guys had convictions for drugs, assault and robbery,” said Coach Hogan. “Many of their families had disowned them. Then I thought about what it would mean for hundreds of people to suddenly believe in them as individuals and as a team. That’s when I decided we were going to do something different.”

Here’s a video about the game as covered by Matt Barrie of NBC Sports, Dallas-Fort Worth, TX. Please read more details at Fathes.com.

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