If you have ever played basketball you’d know that shooting and hitting the net from the 3-point range is one of the toughest parts of the game. For professional basketball players it takes countless of hours shooting a basketball to perfect the art of hitting a 3-pointer from downtown. A 54-year-old blind man from Springfield, Missouri might have never played in the NBA but he certainly knew how to make the crowd erupt.
Recently, the college basketball teams of the Ozarks and Bellevue played against each other in a competitive game. During the halftime a blind person named Michael Quinn drilled a perfect 3-pointer. The crowd was more than impressed and expressed their amazement with a standing ovation. Not only did Mr. Quinn put up a high quality show but he was also awarded with free McDonald’s meals for an entire year.
Later in an interview Quinn told reporters that he had always been a fan of basketball despite his disability. Quinn has been a part of the program Champion Athletes of the Ozarks which helps people with disabilities acquire new skills. The program not only helped him learn how to shoot 3-pointers but how to swim as well.