Community Athlete of the Month: Mason Richards – Presented by Salina Regional Sports Medicine

Sacred Heart’s Mason Richards started playing basketball in kindergarten. Now he’s a starting guard for the varsity team. But his athletic exploits are not limited to the basketball court. Richards also plays football and baseball. Other activities include Junior Leadership of Salina, serving as a Leader in the community system in school, Culture club, Junior Civitan, S.A.F.E., Meals on Wheels, Relay for Life, and prayer and action.

Academics are at the top of the list for Richards.

“Academics are very important to me because I believe that a good education can make you successful in life. My favorite class would have to be in Math,” said Richards. “I plan to attend Pittsburg State University and major in construction management.”

But there is nothing like being on a team and having the support of your school and student body behind you.

“What I love most about my team and my teammates is the competitiveness of the whole team in practice and how we don’t let anyone get down. My goal this season is to be competitive in the state tournament, make all-league and make all-county,” said Richards. “The best thing about being a student-athlete is being able to lead and participate in school spirit.”