Sometimes a shot made during the halftime show is more inspirational than any shot made during the real game.

A blind and mentally impaired man from Springfield, Mo., hit a 3-point shot during a halftime challenge that not only won him a standing ovation from the college basketball crowd, but also scored him a year’s worth of McDonald’s value meals.

Michael Quinn

Michael Quin is assisted by a woman to square up to the hoop before taking his 3-point shot. (Image source: YouTube)

Fans at a College of the Ozarks basketball game cheered wildly Saturday when 54-year-old Michael Quin hit the shot, the Kansas City Star reported. Quin attended the game with a group called Champion Athletes of Ozarks, which helps disabled people participate in sports.

KSPR-TV reported Quin had a series of falls beginning six years ago, causing him to go blind in 2010 and lose much of his mental capacity.

Quin said he likes basketball and was excited about his shot – as well as the free food from McDonald’s.

Check out the video of his inspiring shot here:

KSPR-TV shares a little more about Quin’s back story, and his amazing attitude here:

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