Sometimes, there’s nothing more valuable than the gift of time just ask the hundreds of kids in Wichita and the thousands in Kansas with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, who patiently wait for a match.
Meet Khamaree, a kid with some serious game. When it comes to basketball, you have to prove yourself.
“It is very competitive, and my dad taught me how to dribble.”
Khamare is far from a one trick pony. When he is not knocking down jumpers, he is tackling running backs in the backfield.
“I play football for the Cowboys. Represent my teams,” Khamaree said smiling.
Khamaree is going into fifth grade this year and is transferring schools which is a difficult change for any kid.
Khamaree clearly has no problem handling the rock, but right now, he is trying to get a grip on the changes in his life.
“I am excited, but it is kind of nerve racking,” Khamaree says.
What would be better than a perfect jump shot is someone he can talk to about the changes in his life.
“I want a big brother to be that person I can talk to,” said Khamaree. “I want that big brother to be the one that if like someone is messing with me, he can be like, don’t mess with him.”
Khamaree is one of more than 400 littles waiting for a big to be there for him.
He says wants someone who will be at his football games, and someone supporting him.
“After the game, he would be like ah yeah you did good out there,” Khamaree said with grin.
Khamaree is all heart and if he misses, he is back on the line until he makes it.
Just like it is rare to make a half court shot, it is just as rare to find a kid more well rounded and a better friend than Khamaree.