Off the Mic
By Matt Boutwell
The Way It Should BeManiacs go to Washington, DC (the basketball team, not more politicians)
Whether you love or hate AAU basketball, there is no denying it gets kids opportunities to go to all sorts of unique places and to meet quite a few people. The Maniacs, coached by Matt Hancock, are playing in Washington, DC this week in the US Junior National Basketball tournament. Hancock took the opportunity to reach out to Senator Susan Collins. “(I) reached out to Senator Collins about a meet and greet,” said Hancock, who has parlayed his successful career on the court into developing successful teams to travel around the state and country. “So without much thought about it, here come ten Maine kids walking around the Senate Office Floor with “Maniac” on the front. It prompted a lot of laughs and some incredible photo opportunities.” ...
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