ABC NEWS ARTICLE WITH BASKETBALL LEGEND CAL BRUTON (VIDEO)
Excerpt from the ABC News article:
NBL Hall of Famer Cal Bruton calls for more support of Australia’s Indigenous children
It was in the remote Western Australian town of Halls Creek that Cal Bruton was left to deal with one of the most confronting situations he had ever experienced.
A 12-year-old who was due to take part in a basketball clinic with the NBL legend took his own life.
“It was the most devastating thing I had ever witnessed all my life,” says Bruton.
“I don’t feel that those kids had opportunities and as a result I felt I had to do something about it.”
Since that day more than ten years ago, Cal Bruton has lived out his calling, sharing his own secrets of life success to Australia’s Indigenous kids.
“The kids saw no hope. That broke me down. I wouldn’t leave until they got through their grieving and come back to the basketball court.
“I made sure I gave those kids something.”
For the 63-year-old, who’s dealt with his own share of trauma during a life that began in the unforgiving neighbourhood of Queens in New York, it was a moment of tragedy — but also purpose.
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