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Treasure Coast kids get special surprise from Yale's basketball team

Posted at 10:38 PM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 22:38:59-05

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — At the Boys and Girls Club in Indian River County, Jordan Adams is trying to keep the kids' eyes on the ball.

"You know a safe place for kids to come when they're not in school or school's not in session," Adams said.

Each day is something different.

"With homework and art, education and music and then of course athletics," he said.

The goal? To inspire the kids to dream big.

"I want to be a basketball player," one kid said.

So the club called in some backup.

"This is an opportunity not to just teach them about basketball but to teach them about the skills that are contained within basketball that apply to other areas in life," Megan Gorman said.

Gorman a Vero Beach native and the rest of the Yale Women's Basketball Team ran drills with all of the children. Teaching them new skills along the way.

"I learned how to cross the basketball between my legs," another kid said.

Others learned the value of practice.

"I want to work harder now."

Gorman, a junior guard says she couldn't have asked for a better homecoming.

"This is a group of the 15 of the best women I've ever met so to bring them here to you in my community is really special," she said.