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Michigan State University graduate student Piotr Pasik loves seeing the look on people's faces when he tells them he plays tennis. As a wheelchair user, Pasik learned early on to defy others' expectations. At MSU, he has studied Kinesiology, traveled the world and got involved with MSU's Adaptive Sports Club.

If you've never been to March Magic Hoopfest at the Jenison Fieldhouse you've been missing out on a super cool experience, especially if you're a basketball nut. This time of year everyone is watching basketball and thinking about basketball - but what about playing basketball? Don't you want your shot at glory? Or to set the record in the 3 point shoot out? Maybe beat your Dad in a game of HORSE? All this fun and more awaits at March Magic Hoopfest. The event is held in conjunction with the MHSAA Boys State Basketball tournament going on at the Breslin Center. Going to the games at Breslin? Stop over to Hoopfest for some game fun of your own! Just in the area and want to spend the day getting hot and sweaty? Hoopfest awaits for just $2 admittance. Come and play all day if you want. What exactly is there to do at Hoopfest? Glad you asked.

Great teams thrive by working together, but that doesn't always come naturally even with extended time on the practice field and during in-game competition. On your visit to Lansing, we want you to play hard, but we also think it's an awesome opportunity to check out area attractions to foster team unity. Coaches know teams that achieve a locker room chemistry in which they are willing to work for and push each other are almost always more successful than a divided group.   

Here are six ideas where athletes can spend time learning about their teammates:

There are lists galore on the best motivational or inspirational quotes from sports figures. Every fan knows cancer-stricken basketball coach Jim Valvano's stirring speech that included the battle cry "don't give up, don't ever give up." Some of the words of NFL great Vince Lombardi are among the most quotable ever to emerge from a leader in any position and coaches in all sports look at John Wooden's techniques. Those who have made their mark and been sports leaders in Greater Lansing, Michigan have offered these takes on their lives and its advice applicable for non-athletes as well.