Swier Law Firm is sponsoring a Sportsmanship Challenge for the 2018-2019 basketball season. They have asked both the boys and girls teams of ten high schools across the state to participate in this challenge. If the varsity teams successfully complete the challenge, each team will win $200 (up to $400 per school) to use for team camps, shooting shirts, or any other reason the coaching staff sees fit.
The requirements for the challenge are very simple. The varsity basketball teams cannot receive any technical fouls during the entire 2018-2019 season, which includes the regular season and any post-season play. The challenge is also team specific. That means even if one of the teams at a school fails to meet the requirements, the other team is not disqualified from the challenge. The other team can still earn $200 if they complete the challenge.
Scott Swier, founder and managing member of Swier Law Firm, came to Dell Rapids High School to explain the challenge to both the boys and girls teams and why they are doing this challenge.
“You can really transfer being a hard worker and being a classy person, win or lose, twenty years down the line when you’re doctors, and nurses, and lawyers, or whatever you guys want to be. Sportsmanship really does transfer to real life,” Swier said.
The ten schools that are participating in this challenge are Avon, Burke, Dell Rapids, Gregory, Harrisburg, Lennox, Mount Vernon, Platte-Geddes, Wagner, and Winner.