How do you define a winning team?
Is it by their record?
Is it by the length of their post-season?
Is it by the number of stars on their roster?
Tonight, the Brockport Central School District and community of Brockport showed that winning teams are not always defined in such measures.
Tonight, a team that only won one game all season (yes one) was given an honor bestowed typically only to teams that have won a sectional or state championship: a firetruck escort home.
"Home" to a place where wins are not only defined and valued in the traditional, tangible sense, but also in the intangible sense: obstacles overcome, unlikely friendships formed, stereotypes challenged and smiles made.
"Home" to a place where the currency of an athlete is not just his or her value as a play maker, but value as a good person...a kind person.
Tonight, Brockport High School's Unified basketball team went down in school history as the only team ever to earn "lights and sirens" (from the Brockport Volunteer Fire Department) based not on wins, but spirit and grit.
That, my dear readers, is a beautiful thing and why I am so proud to call Brockport home.
Video from tonight's escort: https://www.facebook.com/BrockportBlog/