It’s not uncommon for people to say that life lessons can be learned through sports. Things like teamwork, determination, perseverance and tenacity can be learned through competition. For Gordon Docking, a former Division I athlete and later a sports anchor at several local news stations, those lessons came from observing his son with Down Syndrome. Docking wrote a book called, Blake and Me: The Life Lessons I’ve Learned From the Best Teacher I Ever Had. Blake showed Gordon how to celebrate small victories, how to stop practicing and just start playing, and how to see the good in both sides of a competition. He joins “Sports Connections” to share those lessons and many others.

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