The Knights and the Basketball


My husband is an active member of the Knights of Columbus with our parish, here in Plano.  The Knights have always made an effort to find activities for the young people.  Today they had a “Free Toss Basketball” competition.  They had announced it in the church bulletin, at the school and had sent out flyers to the neighborhoods.  They had one child show up and were so disappointed.

When my husband asked me what I thought, I told him.  I think the children of today lead very busy lives.  They have all kinds of afterschool activities, and the weekends are also covered over.  Just ask any parent of a school age child.  I am not sure kids are into basketball toss anymore.  Give them a competition with a video game and see what happens.

I no longer have school age children, but I do see my grandchildren and how “techno” they are.  My youngest grandson is a marvel on the WII games and his sister is right there with him.  The activities for our young people have changed, but I don’t see our parish making any changes.

There is a lot of participation in the Soccer Challenge the Knights have, but it seems to me, that is a very popular sport with the youth of today.  There is not a lot of activity with the Soccer Challenge.  It entails kicking a ball though certain holes in a net to get points.  The winner scored the most points.

What else do kids of today like to do besides video games and soccer?  I am looking for suggestions that would be appropriate for a church activity.  That’s my two-cents for today.

About shirleymclain930

I am a retired RN, I am currently promoting my book, Dobyns Chronicles. My first book published in November 2010 called "The Tower", has been revised. My newest book which is in the process of final edit is a Young Adult Fantasy called Princess Adele's Dragon. It was a fun book to write. I'm enjoying my retirement to the fullest. I like adventure and travel and making friends. I have 5 dogs and 1 cats. They are like having a house full of three years olds. They are a large part of my life and I can't imagine not having them. I spend most of my time sitting in front of my computer working on my latest book. The final edit is time-consuming. I prefer to write or monitor my social sites. On the personal side, I'm married to a wonderful man who spoils me and I love it. I am very much a country girl. I love living on our 5 acres on Pole Cat Creek watching the deer and other animals occasionally stick their​ heads out of the trees. It's a fun life.

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