Boynton Beach High Teacher And Autistic Former Student/Brother To Appear On The Today Show In Celebration Of Remarkable Best Sports Moment
The Today Show has invited Jason McElwain and his brother Josh McElwain to appear on the Show Tuesday, February 15, to commemorate the five year anniversary of the remarkable February 15, 2006 Sports moment.
On February 15, 2006 the brother of Boynton Beach High School (BBCHS) math teacher Josh McElwain, rose to fame. Jason “J-Mac” McElwain was an autistic high school student who was the manager of his school’s basketball team. On the last game of the year, the coach let him suit up and participate in the game in the final minutes. J-Mac took advantage of this opportunity and went wild, hitting six three pointers in three minutes and was carried out of the gym by his teammates and the fans.
Since then, J-Mac has been on the Today Show, Oprah, Larry King, and ESPN. He won an ESPY award for best sports moment and won a Teen Choice award for moment of the year.
J-Mac has traveled around the country giving speeches and promoting his book. Josh has always been by J-Mac’s side to encourage and support him in all of his accomplishments.
“We are proud that Josh McElwain is now a teacher at BBCHS and shows the same genuine support and care for our students as he has shown for his brother throughout his life. Look for the brothers on the Today Show and become inspired by the young man, who despite the odds, reached a goal and meet the brother who has been his supporter during his journey,” said Pam Whigham, Choice Programs-Community Outreach Coordinator at Boynton Beach High.
“Physical education plays a critical role in educating the whole student. Research supports the importance of movement in educating both mind and body. Sports education is an integral part of the overall education package provided by our District,” said Keith Oswald, principal at Boynton Beach High School.
For more information, contact Pam Whigham 561-752-1526 or email email@example.com.