According to NESN.com, Xavier Godette of the Mahar Reginal HighSchool basketball team enacted a spontanious act of kindness when he unexpectantly passed the ball to Colby Newcombe, a player who is on the opponents team and who has cerebal palsey.
Chad Softic, the coach of the Athol High School Red Raiders developed a plan that would help Colby Newcombe, the teams manager who suffers from cerebral palsy, to make his first basket of his carreer. Unfortunately, after several attempts, he kept missing the shot.
With probably the last play of the game, Xavier of the Mahar Senators had the ball and both teams headed down court. Colby, still hoping to get a pass stayed in his spot.
Instead of passing to his teammate, Xavier suprisingly passed the ball to his opponent, Colby. And Colby finally scored his first basket in his carreer.
“Our kids were being respectful of Colby and allowing him to take a couple of shots and then Xavier made a great decision. It was a decision that was bigger than basketball and it helped get Colby to score. That decision didn’t come from the bench and it showed Xavier’s character. Our administration preaches sportsmanship and it’s nice to see it on display," said Coach Softic.
To watch a similar act of kindness in another highschool basketball game click here.