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Giving Your Best: Patrick Sprague

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By Jennie Montgomery

Patrick Sprague realized that kids played games at lunch, but didn't have time to finish. He agreed to sponsor a gaming club, if the kids got the okay from administrators.

Patrick Sprague, 'Giving Your Best' award winner: "I have one rule...it's my way or they're out the door...but it keeps them off the streets."

The club meets on Saturday nights, and Sprague makes sure the kids know that video games aren't the only way to play.

Patrick: "They like a lot of games...'Lord of the Rings', 'Yugioh!', 'Dungeons & Dragons', 'Pathfinders'..."

Paul Redman is a fan of lots of games, especially 'Kingdom Hearts'...as you can tell by his shirt.

Paul Redman, Evans High School student: "He gets involved, he'll sit there. My first game of Magic was against him...he beat me bad!"

Something else Patrick beat is cancer. His wife, Deborah, is very proud of her husband's determination and positive outlook.

Deborah Sprague, Patrick's wife: "He battled that for a year, and even with chemo and everything else, he still came up here...he was for the kids...sponsored a church at the school, and the Boy Scouts. For every event, that year, he was here, going through chemo and here everyday, and he did it with a smile on his face and never complained."

So we wondered, if the "Warlord" here could outgame the students?

Patrick: "Most of the time! All except 'Rock Band'...I can't do that!"

Maybe not 'Rock Band', but Patrick Sprague is leaving a lasting impression on kids who have found a great place to fit in!

Do you know someone who deserves the 'Giving Your Best' award? If so, click here, or you can drop mail the nomination to the address below:

Giving Your Best
P.O. Box 925
Augusta, Georgia 30903

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