We went to the Energy game tonight to watch Chris vs. Chris (Chris won). We sat behind a large group of adolescent boys and their sponsors - exchanged a few friendly comments with the sponsor sitting closest to us (we were in our ISU colors). During a break in the game I took a few minutes to ask him about the group he was with (Beyondball). He asked me if I'd heard of John Lamb, and I admitted that I probably should, but couldn't make a connection. That's when he told me about himself, how he made a lot of mistakes and was kicked off of the basketball team. He told me that he could have sat there & felt sorry for himself, and blamed everyone else for his problems, but realized that he was the one who screwed up. He has found a renewed faith, and a new calling working with kids, trying to help them make good decisions and focus on what's important in life, and there is life "beyond ball". John seems to have changed his life around, and I came away from the conversation very impressed with the young man. Thought maybe some of you would like to know that he is making better life choices now.