This week’s Athlete of the Week is being honored not for what she’s doing on the field, but what she’s doing off of it.
We first told you about Gabby Anderson last fall, after she’d created a video called, “More Than An Athlete.”
The video was made for a class, and inspired by Lebron James’ response to a news anchor telling him to “shut up and dribble.”
Her video aimed to continue James’ campaign, showcasing that athletes are much more than what they do on the field or court.
Her class has since ended, but her effort hasn’t. In fact, she recently filmed a second video, with athletes from four Milwaukee-area schools.
“Well the campaign itself started to slow down, actually, and I only have two months left of high school, and I could’ve really stopped. I felt kinda compelled to continue it. If I have the platform, why not use it? That’s why I went down to Milwaukee. It’s not for a grade, not for a class, so just continuing it felt really good,” she said.
One of her goals is to get James’ attention–something she says she hasn’t done yet.
To view the full video, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEP2iGtQvOk&t=6s.
You can view her original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8UmzxhOva4&t=2s.