Meet Bruce Crevier from South Dakota
Holding his older brother's trophies at
Spinning the ball with younger sister
and older brother Bert.At
Above: Bruce, in high school, practicing with his older sister
Tanya ; and below: getting ready to
perform together for a halftime show for the Chicago Bulls.
Crevier grew up in rural South Dakota and is the eleventh of twelve children!
In the above picture, he is the
boy in front, next to his younger sister, Janine.
Other family members pictured: Raymond (dad) &
Patricia (mom), Marty (not pictured - deceased), Maurice,
Marc, Teresa, Ray, Tanya, Karen, Beth, Bert, Ann, Bruce, &
Bruce is thankful and indebted to God for everything; to his
wife Diane for being the best thing that happened to him next to having the
Lord; and to his parents and brother and sisters for
teaching him to have faith in God, the
art of self sacrifice, and the value of hard work.
second to the youngest in an athletic family, Bruce was inspired at an early age
to become a great athlete.
Bruce at 4 years old
From his youth, he had either a basketball or a
football in his hand, and would practice daily for hours at a time.
In the 5th Grade
In the 7th grade
In the middle of his
inspirational older brothers: Maurice, Marc, Ray &
Growing up in a large family of athletes, Bruce had
great role models in his brothers & sisters. To the right is
an article in Oct. of 2011, from the Sioux City Journal.
Champions Forever Ministries would like to honor
Maurice & Marc Crevier,
Bruce's oldest brothers in their selection into the
Ashland College Hall of Fame!
Bruce & Diane Crevier would like to congratulate
them and their families, and thank them for the positive
influence in their lives!
How'd you learn to spin the BALL?
Bruce learned to spin the ball from
his sister, Tanya, who learned how
to spin the basketball from their older brothers, Maurice
and Marc. This led Bruce to practice his basketball
handling and spinning at 7 years old.
It was because of the inspiration of his older sister Tanya
that Bruce does what he does today! Bruce had
to overcome many obstacles to compete in sports.
He was the youngest and the smallest of his 5 older
brothers, and what he lacked in talent and size he tried to
for it by practice and hard work.
At 5'9" tall, in a sport made for Giants,
the practice paid off, for in high school, he was
able to letter in three sports, and like his 4 older
brothers, became a first team All-State football player.
He was riding high after high school, and he thought that he
would continue with his success!
Bruce had a goal to play
College basketball! So he "walked on" and made the team
at the University
of South Dakota his first year!..., but...
the second year did not work so well, and at the beginning
of his second season, and Bruce was CUT from the
team! The college basketball dream faded, but
his love for basketball and his hope was still there.
with God's help... Bruce
learned, that when God shuts a door, he always opens a
window. When things don't go as we plan, there is
And HOPE is the thread that connects us to the answer to our
opportunities can be hidden in the obstacles of life...Those
obstacles that come our way will either trip us up, or
they can be stepping stones for greater opportunities!
The inspiration that led Bruce to overcome his
faults and inadequacies has motivated him to take the
message of how God can make anyone into
True Champions, not just for the moment...
Champions are not born, but
rather they are made one positive choice at a time!
Zig Ziglar once said,
"Success occurs when
opportunity meets preparation."
Bruce found that the thousands of
hours of practice were preparing him for the calling on his
life... The preparation met with
has come full circle - for today...
Bruce has traveled all over the world
(to over 35 countries)
sharing a message of hope to this generation.
Bruce uses his basketball talent as a platform & open door to the
hearts of youth and adults all across the world.
What do you get when you package an exciting program with a
life changing message?
You get a
youth and adults listen!
If that wasn't
Bruce and his wife Diane, and have "12" children.
When Bruce's family is with him they perform in the
program... and the program literally
takes on a whole new dimension, leaving crowds in awe!
it is an NBA halftime show, a school assembly, a youth
group, church program, or just spinning basketballs on a
street program, the jaws are dropping and crowds are amazed!
One parent commented,
"I have never seen anything like it, you guys could win
"America's Got Talent!'"
Here's a picture of their
World Record Unicycle Ride - The most people from one
biological family on giraffe unicycles!!
Bruce has appeared and spoken
in thousands of public venues including schools - (elementary through colleges), churches, youth groups, civic
groups, business organizations, special event fund raisers, high school, college, &
NBA halftime shows, etc.
Bruce uses his basketball & unicycle
skill, along with humor & fun, as a platform to inspire and challenge his
listeners to "WIN" where it
really counts, in the
"Game of Life".
has appeared on numerous television shows including,
*Live with Regis
*The CBS Evening
*CNN, Fox News,
Vicki Lawrence Show
*The 700 Club
magazines - including Sports Illustrated
a "Five Time World Record Holder"
basketballs, and has spun as may as "21" basketballs simultaneously! Bruce holds
the endurance record for spinning one ball the longest time... 22 hours
and 12 min. without a break!!! Three of these world records were broken on national
television* in front of millions of people.
You can read about the endurance record here.
Today Show - Live With Regis & Cathy - The Vicky Lawrence