This is awesome!
The North Carolina State University team had a little extra help on the practice field Tuesday night as some very special players joined the team for Victory Day.
Often, people growing up with Down syndrome are under-estimated, but Tuesday night was about forgetting the naysayers and doing what brought joy.
Making it into the end zone is worthy of team celebration with cheerleaders and a band.
“What it does is it just shows the community that we’re just regular people and we just want to play and we want to have fun,” Leslee Gilbour said.
Head Coach Dave Doeren said the event wasn’t just something to check off of a list. He has a special needs son himself.
“Knowing that we can help these kids have something that people probably said they could never do, to be out here scoring touchdowns and hanging out with college athletes,” he said. “It’s just a way to give back.” Read more via wralsportsfan.com.