Don’t Give Up On Your Dreams

I love happy endings. Andre Ingram is a 32 years old man (old in basketball terms) and has played for the last 10 years in the minor league. He tutored math to supplement his $19,000 a year salary. The thing is, he never gave up on his dream of playing in the major league.

He recently got called up by the Los Angeles Lakers. Magic Johnson gave him the offer to come and play for one of the major league’s best known teams. Andre did not just show up for his first game. He stole the show. He scored 19 points in his first game and that included 4 three-pointers! The crowd was chanting MVP, MVP!

After the game the coach awarded him the game ball. I was so happy for him to finally see all of his blood, sweat, and tears pay off. He deserves to be playing in the big league…obviously. We will never know what would have happened if he had been drafted 10 years ago, but we do know that he made history this week.

Best of luck to you Andre. God bless you and thanks for not giving up on your dreams. You have given a lot of young athletes hope, and you’re an inspiration to us all. You reminded us that dreams really do come true for those who are willing to endure.


Dan Skognes

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