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Angelo Roncalli
02-24-2010, 10:21 AM
http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs409.snc3/24723_325033793123_56714893123_3711144_7622786_n.j pg

MississppiZag
02-24-2010, 10:30 AM
Awesome seeing the guys do that. Sucks seeing a child like that, though. Good luck to her.

laszagas
02-24-2010, 12:02 PM
can you tell that they are a close group of teamma.... friends?

also... david looks like a high school freshman!

Proud to be a Zag

bballbeachbum
02-24-2010, 02:25 PM
great picture! now my new desktop

misszigzag
02-24-2010, 02:34 PM
This is what its all about :)

Thank you for the wonderful photo.

U Zig, I Zag
02-24-2010, 02:36 PM
The littlest one in the picture is probably the toughest one in the picture.

lothar98zag
02-24-2010, 02:43 PM
Is that from an article somewhere (link plz) or from a super secret source?

primal23
02-24-2010, 03:02 PM
WOW! All of our prayers to all those kids! Illnesses are tough enough w/ adults, but with kids its just not fair. I hope, and am thinking that this is true, that the visit made her day, and gives her something to brag about :)

What a great group of guys, I mean I remember college, its often hard to see past your own nose, and to go see kids with cancer would break my heart. Thanks for the pic!

GU69
02-24-2010, 03:54 PM
Congratulations to the coaching staff for making this be part of the experience of being on the Gonzaga basketball team.

jazzdelmar
02-24-2010, 04:01 PM
May God bless all of them.....wonderful young people

SWZag
02-24-2010, 05:51 PM
Amazing. I love the Zags and what they stand for.

I like what U Zig I Zag mentioned above about the little one being the toughest one in the photo. Very true. I'm glad we have the type of student athletes who reach out to brighten someone's day. Many of these kids live day to day and this is the world to them.

This is what it's all about. And I'm proud to be a fan.

SWZag

LynetteG
02-24-2010, 08:52 PM
I used to work there, and the team visits quite a bit. If anyone has the Tales of the Hardwood book there is a chapter in there about this, and about a young boy named Zack.

Ronny used to visit Zack a lot and they'd play video games. There was one particular video game that involved racing motorcycles. Well, Zack figured out that if he kicked Ronny off his video bike at the start then Ronny had no chance to beat him. It was hysterical.

The night John Stockton's number was retired Zack was the ballboy. After the game, the players and John all went into the locker room for a private moment. One of the security guards stopped Zack and his dad at the door, but the players were having none of that. 'he belongs with us', and he was allowed entry.

Unfortunately Zack lost his life to cancer not long after that. He was truly an amazing young man and an inspiration!

Angelo Roncalli
02-25-2010, 07:42 AM
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs409.snc3/24723_324838833123_56714893123_3710495_4050364_n.j pg

These photos are from the Coaches v. Cancer Spokane Facebook page.

jazzdelmar
02-25-2010, 08:44 AM
ar: precious and priceless........

ZagNative
02-25-2010, 10:56 AM
I used to work there, and the team visits quite a bit. If anyone has the Tales of the Hardwood book there is a chapter in there about this, and about a young boy named Zack.

Ronny used to visit Zack a lot and they'd play video games. There was one particular video game that involved racing motorcycles. Well, Zack figured out that if he kicked Ronny off his video bike at the start then Ronny had no chance to beat him. It was hysterical.

The night John Stockton's number was retired Zack was the ballboy. After the game, the players and John all went into the locker room for a private moment. One of the security guards stopped Zack and his dad at the door, but the players were having none of that. 'he belongs with us', and he was allowed entry.

Unfortunately Zack lost his life to cancer not long after that. He was truly an amazing young man and an inspiration!The passage Lynette was talking about can be viewed online here (http://books.google.com/books?id=HA_j7eXp6xsC&pg=PA124&lpg=PA124&dq=tales+from+the+gonzaga+hardwood+zack&source=bl&ots=g9NeFqK4L5&sig=gC29BEN7eTz9EYLQN3QRGYEZjOE&hl=en&ei=zMmGS5vYHIzMsgOX-43hBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false), with additional stuff included in the screencopies below.


http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff232/ZagNative/Zags/Team/2010-02-25TeamZackCamarda.jpg
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff232/ZagNative/Zags/Team/2010-02-25TeamZackCamarda-2.jpg

primal23
02-25-2010, 11:26 AM
Oh man, as a relatively new parent, that rips at the heart strings, and yet it is great that even with all the crud that poor child was dealt, he was able to get the utter joy out of life. Special kids, special players, special coaches and a special place!

abarefootboy
02-25-2010, 05:10 PM
I am so very proud of the coaches and kids for making this part of the program. The seeds of compassion planted here will bear fruit all their lives.

kitzbuel
02-25-2010, 05:35 PM
Wow! Elias can smile! Guess he just needs to meet the right people to get a smile out of him!

Great pics and I really, really hope it make a lasting impression on all the kids, big and little.

jim77
02-25-2010, 05:58 PM
Great picture....the biggest smiles are from the patients:) Get well soon ladies! Terrific gentlemen that put that jersey on....great on the court..even better off.