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Amazing Stories
« on: February 07, 2018, 02:06:14 pm »
D3 Basketball fans, I invite you to watch this feature we produced on the life of NJCU All-America candidate, Sam Toney.

And to read the backstory, here's a feature that was written last week: https://www.app.com/story/sports/college/2018/01/30/homeless-hoops-stardom-inspiring-story-sam-toney/1069236001/


JERSEY CITY, N.J. (NJCUGothicKnights.com) | New Jersey City University men's basketball star Sam Toney (Plainfield, NJ/Williamstown) has emerged as a candidate for both New Jersey Athletic Conference Player of the Year and All-America honors. But regardless of what Toney ever achieves on the court, the 26-year-old sophomore has already won at life. Toney has overcome unimaginable odds—a youth spent in more than 50 homes in the foster care system and a period of homelessness.
 
Now, Toney aims to become one of the best players in NCAA Division III, lead the Gothic Knights to championship heights and one day play professionally while becoming one of just three percent of foster care youth to graduate college.
 
His odyssey is a Cinderella story of perseverance and an inspirational example of how NJCU transforms lives. This is Sam's Story.

View #SamsStory here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlvbeuPAxQg
Ira Thor
Director of Athletic Communications and Marketing/NJCU...Chair, College Division Management Council (CDMAC)...Past President of D3SIDA...Past CoSIDA Board of Directors (2014-17)...D3hoops.com Top voter since 2002...New York/New Jersey professional public address announcer...Howell Township (NJ) Board of Education...Husband/father of 3.