Special students, 'Pack players hoop it up at Broughton

Posted September 25, 2015 5:45 p.m. EDT
Updated September 25, 2015 6:15 p.m. EDT

— March Madness is months away, but there was a pretty special basketball game Friday at Broughton High School.

Maverick Rowan and Chris Corrchiani Jr., members of the North Carolina State University basketball team, put on a mini-clinic for some special needs students, prompting enough smiles to light up the gloomy day.

These basketball players mean the world to me, and I greatly appreciate they came," said Austin Brown-Faber.

"I thought it was a good experience," said Broughton student Carson Vargus. "I was happy to see the State players, and I'm glad they got to come out here and support the kids and have fun."

Corchiani said the collegians got something out of the visit, too.
"Just seeing the smiles on these kids' faces it's priceless. It's awesome," he said.

Wynn Burrus, a Broughton senior, arranged the visit. She has also organized winter and spring formal dances for special needs students.

"It is the most amazing feeling ever, honestly, just to know I’m part of making someone else's day so special," she said. "I mean it might not mean that much to us, but it's something they'll remember the rest of their lives."