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Arlington boy gives $100 prize to friend

Arlington’s Christian Waldall, left, gives his winnings certificate from the Feb. 2 half-court shot contest at Arlington High School to his football teammate and friend Gabe Green. - Courtesy Photo
Arlington’s Christian Waldall, left, gives his winnings certificate from the Feb. 2 half-court shot contest at Arlington High School to his football teammate and friend Gabe Green.
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ARLINGTON — Christian Waldall, a 12-year-old Arlington boy, not only won the half-court shot at the Arlington High School basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 2, but he also took the $100 prize from Arlington Physical Therapy, which sponsored the half-court shot contest, and gave it to his football teammate and friend Gabe Green.

“The crowd went wild when I made the shot,” Waldall said. “I was pretty excited myself.”

Arlington Physical Therapy contacted Waldall to offer him his winning check, but he wanted to give it to the Green family, which is going on a mission trip at the end of the month.

“I went home and prayed about what I wanted to do with my money, and God told me I should give it to people who will use it for the greater good,” Waldall said.

Waldall presented the certificate to Gabe Green on Feb. 8. When asked if he would try to make the half-court shot again, he said, “No, I would probably let someone else give it a try.”

 

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