KCSD Alum and Basketball Whiz Tay Fisher Inspires Students at "Firefly" Premiere Held in Miller Middle School
Tay Fisher, a basketball star and 2004 graduate of Kingston High School (KHS), has used his athletic talents–along with his perseverance and hard work–to transform his passion for sports into an amazing career. Fisher played for the KHS Tigers from 2000-2004, and earned numerous school records. He continued to play basketball with great success at Siena College. After college, he joined the world famous Harlem Globetrotters as “Firefly,” a basketball whiz who performed tricks that wowed spectators worldwide. Fisher used his status as a Globetrotter to visit local schools to inspire and motivate students of all ages to strive to be their best selves. He encouraged students to take ownership of their lives, their choices, and their characters. Fisher explains that being responsible for yourself creates strong, confident individuals, which is a win-win for students and the community.
Fisher’s latest venture continues to build upon his legacy of giving back. Hudsy, a video streaming app that features meaningful video content related to the Hudson Valley, created a documentary on Fisher’s life. The movie, titled “FIREFLY: The Tay Fisher Story,” premiered for students at M. Clifford Miller Middle School on September 9. Students laughed and cried throughout the movie. They were touched by Fisher’s journey, which included many challenges and a powerful “never give up” message. Proceeds from the event’s ticket sales benefited the Tay Fisher Basketball Program, a camp that works on shooting, dribbling, conditioning, free throws, lay ups, building confidence, and making smart decisions as a basketball player.