This is important because 19 year old Eric has Down's Syndrome. Due to this, he got a late start in high school at Ishpeming High School. Overcoming the odds, he is going to be a senior next year at the age of 19. The MHSAA says that he is too old to compete in high school athletics. According to his dad, Eric's development has been tied to his competing in basketball.
Eric does not compete when the game is close. He is simply there at the end of games in which his team is losing big or winning big. He has made some shots but the key has been just getting out there and on the court. All I ask is that people sign the petition to help this young man continue to follow his dream.