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Showing Up for Annie

Monday, July 9th, 2012

AnnieThe basketball traveling team tryouts were yesterday. Annie wanted to be on the team more than anything else she wanted to do all summer.

Annie had been practicing for weeks in the hopes of making the “Can Do” Street traveling team.

Anyone who knows Annie, knows that you never see her without out a basketball. If she is not shooting hoops, she is twirling her basketball on one finger.

Annie would rather play basketball than eat ice cream!

Tryouts were scheduled for 3PM following the end of the camp day.  Earlier in the day, over lunch, Kathy, Nellie, Eulyn and Maria were talking about attending the tryouts and cheering Annie on.

When Willie, Hector and Bobby sat down at their table, Kathy asked them if they were going to show up for Annie and cheer her on. Hector answered, ” Aw, she’s good, she doesn’t need me to cheer her on, besides I’ve got a play date with my cousin. We are going skateboarding in the park.”

Willie chimed in, “Yeah she’s a sure pick for the traveling team. I’m going home after camp, I’m tired.” Bobby said,” I’ll be there for Annie. Whenever I played a team sport, Annie showed up for me.

Kathy glared at Hector and said,”Annie was in the stands cheering for you when you were in the skate board races.” Then Kathy spun around and faced Willie saying, “Willie, Annie attended everyone of your baseball games this spring and you’re not going to show up for her? What kind of a friend are you, anyway?

Hector and Willie looked embarrassed. They both agreed to be there for Annie that afternoon.

Well, no surprise, Annie made the traveling team!

Afterwards, when her friends were congratulating Annie, she said,”Thanks guys, for showing up for me. When I walked out and saw you all in the stands, it really made me want to do my very best.”

Her friends smiled and nodded and then Annie gave the “Can Do” Kids shout out, “Can Do” Kids show up for each other and we are “Can Do” Kids!”