A brother’s love continues after his younger brother was taken from him years ago in a shootout. DSean Archillies held a basketball camp on Saturday in honor of his brother, Sean.
Her brother died almost five years ago in the Blu Club shooting.
DSean says Saturday was perhaps the biggest day of his life.
Every bounce of the ball and every basket made was to honor Sean Archillies. Over 40 campers were in attendance proudly wearing “Do It For Sean” on their chest.
“It makes me a little emotional, you know what I’m saying because I wish that wasn’t the reason I’m attending this camp,” said DSean.
In an effort to honor his brother, DSean Archillies hosted the “Do It For Sean” basketball camp on Saturday at the Crossover Youth Center in Fort Myers. He set out to teach the next generation of players at the same gym where he and his brother learned the game.
“I feel the energy here, a lot of happiness, a lot of jokes around you, you know what I’m saying, that’s all he was doing,” DSean said.
DSean says today was one of the greatest days of his life. it gave him the opportunity to turn a negative into a positive. Matthew Richard is the Director of Community Outreach at Crossover.
“It actually made DSean a better man so I’m happy and proud of him today and I think I know Shaun would be proud of him too,” said Richard.
For those who knew him, Sean will be remembered as a difference maker. because of his brotherhood spirit, DSean wants to be a brother to these children and make a difference in their lives.
“I lost one now I have a lot,” he said.
DSean says inaugural camp is just the start for him. He is considering other ways to honor his brother.