After four consecutive days of 1,500 each, most of them mornings that felt more like springtime than mid-November, we woke up today to concerns that the roof might very well blow right off the house. And that would have stunk, because it was pouring, too, and I didn’t wear my galoshes to bed.
Cute word, galoshes.
So I turned back over and said “Thank You” for the extra two hours sleep, then considered my nighttime options. There was to be an EMERGENCY! school board meeting just down the hall from Noah’s practice at Epsom Central School. Practice at 6:30, EMERGENCY! school board meeting at 7. With any luck, the stars would align and some rebounders would materialize and we’d end up in the gym a little after 8.
And guess what? The stars aligned.
Thanks to the epic awesomeness that is the Epsom Central School administration, namely principal Pat Connors and assistant principal Brian Beaverstock, there we were, a little after 8, in the gym, firing away. Noah stuck around, too, even though this rebounding thing really does bore him to near tears. Hey, at least he’s honest.
No matter, we plowed through like champions. I was OK, and Team ECS was magnificent. In a little over an hour and 12 minutes, we had 1,500 in the books — for a total of 509,507 down, 490,493 to go to 1 million made foul shots.
And we’re going to do it again after the next school board meeting, this one of the non-EMERGENCY! sort, slated for Dec. 8.
For more on Hoops For Heroes, with a goal of 1 million made foul shots and $1 million raised for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, visit www.hoopsforheroes.com or contact Dave Cummings at 603-554-7855.