Crossover’s Tip-off event was awesome. Attendees included those with interests in India (Chennai), Basketball, Education, and wanting to find a way to volunteer or get involved. I want to once again thank Ajit Verghese for his unbelievably kind introduction, as well as The Lansdowne Pub and their marketing manager, Meghan Harrell.

I cannot express how wonderful it was to see such a strong turnout of supporters who believe and value the idea of Crossover Basketball. While I am not the most excited person to jump up and give a speech, I do feel like everyone left feeling empowered to take an active role. This project goes far beyond myself and therefore the more ideas, hands, strength, and resources that we can combine, the more we will be able to accomplish.

So what will your role be? How can you help this project truly flourish? Do you want to volunteer to help within the organization, commit to speaking with people about this great project designed to helping students gain access to educational opportunities, and are you going to help us meet our financial goals to make this endeavor a success?

Who are you going to be?

On a side note – I want to share a note of sadness on the passing of a former Bishop Ireton student who had returned to join the faculty this fall in his first year out of college. Rob Sagar was a model student, citizen, classmate, and athlete (ran Division 1 Cross Country and Track at William & Mary) and had a positive impact on every person he crossed paths with. His twin brother Matt played for me and carries all of these qualities and to this day remains the best shooter I have ever coached. My prayers and thoughts go out to the Sagar family.

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