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March 2024 Member

MOTM March 2024 Drake Rodriguez

Pearce would like to recognize Drake Rodriguez as our March Member of the Month!

Drake has been a member of Pearce for most of his life. His parents joined when Drake was young. Drake attended the after-school program as well as the Summer Camp program when he was younger.

Drake enjoys being a member because he really enjoys working on his basketball skills in the gym and playing with other kids. He also enjoys it when younger kids come in, and he can help them learn basketball. Drake says, “I always liked when older kids would pay attention to me when I first started playing basketball so I like to do that for the kids younger than me.” Now that Drake is 13, he’s excited to get Junior Fit Certified and utilize some of our workout areas.

Drake has participated in many programs at Pearce, including After School, Summer Camp, Pearce Soccer, Pearce Basketball (Drake’s dad coached his basketball team), Thornton’s Shooting Camp, and Jim Thornton’s basketball training.

Drake says, “My dream is to play college basketball someday, so being able to work on my game has been the main thing that has helped me being a member of Pearce. The staff is always so friendly and makes me feel welcome whenever I walk in.”

A favorite inspirational thought or quote is, “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in life. And that is why I succeed.” ~Michael Jordan

Advice Drake would give other members would be, “You never know who is watching, so be a good example to others and a good role model.”

Thank you, Drake, for choosing to be a Pearce member!