A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about how a few high school kids used Twitter to convince Adrian Peterson to call their friend Blake, who was holed up in the hospital after going through chemo. Here's another cool story about how people are using the service:
Owen Groesser is a junior high school basketball player with Down's Syndrome, and last night he got in a game. This was a pretty big deal—it was the last game of the year, and his coach finally put him in for the season's last two minutes.
On his first play, Groesser stood behind the arc, received a pass, and hit a deep three. Then a minute later, boom, he hit another one. He'd finish the game with six points in only two minutes of play (similar stats, I think, to Miami last night), and afterward, his teammates and friends started a campaign on Twitter to get ESPN's attention. Soon #GetOwenOnSportsCenter was trending, and Scott Van Pelt took notice.
Which led to the video above.
Cool stuff, bros.