|Jamar Giddings, Anthony Wilson|
First, I want to tell you about his speech. As he had told me earlier, it was from the heart. I’m willing to bet that it touched the hearts of every person in the room.
After an introduction by Jamar Giddings, West Mabee club director, Anthony told about how at the age of six, Giddings and another club staff member protected him from a grown man who was beating him up in the park next to the club. Giddings got the man off Wilson and called police who arrested him. The man was Wilson’s father.
“With the club, I knew I was safe. I knew there was always somewhere I could go where I would be protected,” Anthony said.
|Janis Fraley, BA Club Director |
and Neariah Persinger
When Jamar introduced Anthony before he made his speech, he said Anthony was the only club volunteer who was willing to come to the club on Saturday mornings to prepare for athletic events.
“Anthony was at the club whenever it was open and he would volunteer to do anything – clean up, supervise kids – anything,” Giddings said.