How sports builds communities, creates memories and impacts lives
As told by Dale Guthrie, Sun Devil Club Board Member and Men’s Basketball & Football Season Ticket Holder
My son Will and I attended the Sun Devil Men’s Basketball Banquet at the Weatherup Center earlier this month, and Remy [Martin] and Vitaliy [Shibel] were at our table.
Remy headed to our table after all the guests took their seats and went straight to Will first and said, "My Man!"
Remy then helped lead the conversation at the table as he wanted to go around and get to know everyone, so he asked each of us to tell him about ourselves. Of course, we all knew quite a lot about Remy already from following the team all season long, but he wanted to hear about who the people were who had been supporting him.
During dinner, Remy told Will he had saved a pair of his shoes for him and had wanted to give them to him after the Stanford game, but because it was a loss, the team went straight into the locker room.
"Will, be sure to hang out here after the program so I can go get them for you," Remy said.
After we finished eating, but still during the program, Remy asked me if it would be okay if he took Will to the Cold Stone Creamery Station to help him get some ice cream, so the two of them went off to get their dessert.
Afterward, true to his word, Remy went to his locker and brought Will a pair of his shoes.
Throughout the evening, Will was also able to take pictures with all of the senior class, plus Coach Hurley and other members of the team.
As we were leaving, Will proclaimed, "This is the best night of my life!"