BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – There have been some great basketball tandems over the years. Jabbar and Magic. Jordan and Pippen. LeBron and Wade.
But sometimes the unlikeliest of hoop heroes emerge.
Angela Ramey and her daughter, Grace, pulled off the unthinkable at Bethany Academy in Bloomington earlier this month.
Nine-year-old Grace won a school fundraiser by raising the most money for Kids Against Hunger which serves local food shelves.
The prize…a half a year tuition. Only one catch, she had to make a half court shot in the gym.
So together, Mom and daughter took turns missing the first two attempts badly. The third shot though involved something pretty special, and an even better celebration of disbelief.
“I played basketball for Grace Lutheran in fifth and sixth grades but beyond that, I’m not sports inclined,” said Angela. “I looked at the ball. I looked at the ground. I dribbled once. I closed my eyes and I said a quick prayer.”
Angela then lobbed the ball up into the air. It came down woefully short, bounced once, and rattled into the basket.
“I was like my gosh made it in! That’s incredible!” Grace said.
Both started screaming hysterically.
A prayer answered.
Bethany Academy collected more than 40,000 meals in the food drive this year.
Even more prayers answered, thanks to the Ramey’s and all at Bethany Academy.