Sanislo Library Visit With
What me worry?
Pre-event organization includes briefing with security.
Making a point about where to
seat those students with no media agreement
Here we update displays with
basketball poetry relevant to the event.
Chris Egan is the sports anchor for King 5 TV here in
Publicist Adam Rifenberick and
West Seattle Blog writer Patrick Sand talking about plans
for the visit.
Meeting about what is going to happen
Setting up an iPad to record the visit
And he's here!
Kareem and his entourage.
Kareem gave a media interview in the library office
that was heard on King5 News.
Now it's time to have a seat!
Entertaining the troops
while seating all 100 kids.
We played John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" and our guest heard it.
He loves Coltrane's music, too.
In he comes!
A student introduction by Robert welcomed Kareem Abdul Jabbar to
The more you read the more you'll
grow....up to 7'2"!
KAJ took lots of time for questions, too.
Kareem talked about his love of
What did UCLA coach John Wooden teach you about the game of life?
"Failing to prepare is preparing to fail."
Just as you practice your basketball skills, homework is practice for success in academics.
Coach Wooden used basketball to teach us about life.
Mr Seasholes said, "I would love to see KAJ write a book about great athletes having great post sports careers." People who make a difference in our communities are role models we need to know.
Lots of people were there.
Sharing ideas in the library is a game we
play where everybody wins.
Kareem holding a few book gifts we gave him
He even autographed a basketball for
Thank you !
West Seattle Blogger heading home to write his own story of the
Two L's signing after a great day in the LIBRARY.