By Cairo Chambers and Kevin Martinez
On December 8, 2015, William Penn dedicated the basketball season opener game to Mr. Wilson who passed away this past summer.
Mr. Wilson’s son, Mr. Wilson, is also a teacher at William Penn. After attending the game dedicated to his father he said, “It was a lot of different things that was running through my mind, because as coach I was just thinking about what can the team do better to push the lead against Sales.”
He also said, “As a son of Mr. Wilson I was just thinking how my dad would feel about everything that was going down and how they were just thanking him for sharing so much with them.”
The team won the game against the Sallies and Mr. Wilson said, “My dad would say he’s happy that they won the game. He would emphasize how everyone came out together. One of his biggest things was how people, we always get together. He always wanted people to get together for no reason to just enjoy each others company. He also would say that everything is going to be different now, because he’s not around. Just to recognize that he’s not here, so we need to push forward because he’s not here.”