Players Scheme With Steph Curry To Make Teammate With Down Syndrome’s Dream Come True.

The team manager of a women’s university basketball team got the thrill of her life when the players presented her with an extra special Christmas gift. But she won’t be able to cash in on it until sometime next year, so the excitement has that much more time to build!

Rachel Grace has Down Syndrome, but she doesn’t let that get in the way of anything, really. She’s athletic and serves as the manager of the women’s basketball team at Pennsylvania’s East Stroudsburg University.


The team nickname is the Warriors, and everybody knows Rachel’s favorite celebrity is none other than Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry. So they knew what they had to get her: socks with his face etched on them and a lanyard.

Just kidding. There was one more present down there, but she had to do some digging to find it.

“You gotta read it out loud,” a couple team members say.


“We know all you wanted for Christmas was to meet your idol Steph Curry, so as your favorite Warriors, we wanted to let you know that your dream is about to come true. Steph is planning to fly you out to California to see a game,” she reads with growing excitement. “Steph is very excited to meet you.”



The surprise gift came not long after the team’s coach, Diane Decker, got the message out about Rachel’s dream meet-and-greet in a December 7 tweet:


In the video, the coach calls Rachel Steph’s “greatest fan” and that “Every day she comes to practice in your jersey, with your basketball shorts, and your sneakers!”

Watch Rachel open her gifts in the video below, and the huge smile spread across her face when she realizes she’s going to meet her hero. Share to spread even more smiles!

Join the Conversation

Since you're here...


Our mission since launching InspireMore has always been to brighten the world and spread hope. More people are reading and watching InspireMore stories than ever and our impact is growing daily. But, we believe we can do more and we need your help!

Your support will help InspireMore continue to build the most vibrant community of hope and inspiration on the web. More postivie stories, more positive change in the world. More postivie stories, more positive change in the world. More postivie stories, more positive change in the world.

"quote about how we changed lives/ Saved a life"InspireMore User
this is the before-cta text. it is meant to emphasize the highlighted text. For as little as $1, you can support the InspireMore mission – and it only takes a few moments.