This is a new segment starting on Geek Alabama on Fridays! Sometimes we have had a rough and bad week. And we can use some good news. Good News Fridays is about something good that happened in the last week. And for the first edition, I want to talk about Owen Groesser. This kid has down syndrome and he made two 3-pointers in the final game in the season.
Someone got the idea to get Groesser on SportsCenter. The Twitter hashtag #GetOwenOnSportsCenter was started and it spread as many people re-tweeted and used the hashtag wanting to see Groesser on ESPN. The campaign was a huge success, as Groesser’s exploits were featured on SportsCenter‘s Top-10 highlights Wednesday night! As Scott Van Pelt said, “Sometimes Twitter is awesome, like tonight.” But it did not end there!
- Owen Groesser, Teen With Down Syndrome, Hits Three-Point Shots, Gets On Sportscenter (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Rochester 8th grader with Down syndrome becomes overnight sensation with 3-point shots (video) (mlive.com)
- Middle schooler with Down syndrome sinks 3s (espn.go.com)