UofM Basketball Team Touches SLC Resident’s Heart

Julian gets UofM player autographs
Julian ‘collecting’ autographs from the UofM Basketball Players.

On Monday, October 15, 2012 Coach John Beilein and the majority of the University of Michigan Basketball team visited the St. Louis Center in Chelsea, MI. They took a look at the current progress on the new playground and proceeded into the gym to hold a ‘mini-clinic’ of basketball skills. The UofM players were in as much awe of the residents as the residents were of them. Julian, a 52 year-old, long time resident of SLC, was chosen to be in a ‘shoot-off’ with another participant. He finished victorious and at the end of the clinic, he approached Tim Hardaway, Jr. for an autograph. Tim obliged and Julian proceeded to have all of the UofM players sign his t-shirt.

On the way back to his room after the visit had ended, Julian’s eyes were filled with tears of joy. He told the supervisor, “Those guys are so great. I am going to go to that school.”

Such a small act of kindness on the part of Coach Beilein and the UofM team touched the life of Julian and his fellow residents in such a profound way. The only thing that can be said is ‘Thank you for coming out to visit.’

Please read the full story of the UofM visit here.

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