Posted On: 02/9/20 12:54 AM

As I grow the number of players, coaches, parents, teams, clubs, media outlets and more that I follow and gain more followers on Twitter a thing I really enjoy seeing and reading about is Kansas kids involved in their communities.  Saturday I had the first hand opportunity to watch a pair of players referee games at that day's Special Olympics basketball tournament at McPherson High School.  They and their teammates were among the dozens of community members, McPherson College students, and others who put on a fantastic day of games for the athletes.  McPherson Bullpup senior, and Fort Hays State commit, Emma Ruddle and junior Grace Pyle partnered up on one of two courts in the Roundhouse to referee for several morning games.  Following their string of games I had the opportunity to speak with them about their involvement and, of course, their season.

Robert:       You've spent a lot of time running the floor, how's it feel to have a whistle in your mouth for Special Olympics?

Ruddle:       I think it's definitely like an honor and humbling to be around all these great people because they support us at our games and this is

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