This to me is real sportsmanship
I thank God for eyes to read this.
Players turn out to say ‘thanks’ to Leesburg’s ultimate assistant
Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2016
“These are my girls,”
Upshaw boasted to staff members and her fellow residents on Wednesday
as she carried a basketball and strode proudly to an outdoor patio.
“This is my basketball team.
They’re all my children and they came to see me.
“This is a very happy day for me.”
Upshaw has followed
for more than
She attended Lake County Training School
a facility built for
in the 1920s
and was later renamed Carver Heights High School.
and was nicknamed
because of her hardwood prowess.
Ophelia Upshaw holds a basketball
given to by
former Leesburg High School athletes
“The only thing she ever wanted was for us to be the best we could be,”
said Tiffany Cosgrove,
a former basketball player.
“For some of us, that was a tough lesson to learn.
She was tough on us, but she always respectful to us.”