Jason Williams was a member of the Detroit RBI team that recently traveled to Indianapolis for a national tournament. The 7th grader from O.E. Dunckel Middle School tried out and made the RBI 13U team for Detroit PAL.
Although the team did not win the tournament, they were able to beat teams from Cleveland and Chicago that weekend, which was a great accomplishment! “The tournament was great!” said Jason, “We learned a lot about the things that would be expected of us playing in high school and college. I think that my team worked hard and had a lot of fun.”
Since becoming a part of the RBI team, Jason has learned many important lessons. “Being a part of this team taught me a lot,” said Jason, “The importance of team work and discipline sticks out the most because you need both to win games.”
When Jason isn’t busy with the Detroit RBI program, he can be found playing baseball for the Southfield Cardinals, football with the Southfield Falcons, and basketball for Dunckel Middle School. Jason’s parents realize that school is the most important aspect of his life and make sure to keep him on track despite his busy schedule.
“We stay very busy balancing his school and sports,” said Carli William, Jason’s mother, “It actually helps him to focus on school more by being busy and him having small windows of free time that he must complete assignments and study.”
When Jason is older, he hopes to be a professional athlete in baseball or football or an attorney for athletes.
“I am very grateful to Detroit PAL, MLB RBI, Coach Mark Brown and Denny Borse and whoever else selected me to be on this team,” Jason said, “I had so much fun at the tournament!”