He stands 6’8 inches tall, and is a force to be reckon with on the court. Off the court, he is a gentle giant, with an incredible triumphant story to share. His name is Terrill Smith and at the tender age of 13, he was adopted by a loving family that saw past his skin color, tall and awkward demeanor, and embraced him for who he was then and the man that he is today.

Terrill shared his story at a Fredericksburg Grizzlies home game on December 11th alongside many others that have been affected by adoption. He like so many others needed a home and a loving family to care for him during one of the most difficult times in his life.

One of our invited guests, Mae J. Dominguez-Morey, a resident of Spotsylvania county and member of Lifepoint Church is an advocate and supporter of fostering and adoption. She and her family have fostered and/or adopted more than 150 children since 2011.

Megan Kettyle, a Resource Parent Recruiter for United Methodist Foster System (UMFS) was also there to share information as well.