Students Host Youth Football for Kids with Disabilities

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

A group of college students is hoping to make kids with disabilities smile.

They're bringing them out to the field and making them feel like all stars.

James Madison University students played flag football with six kids with physical, mental or developmental disabilities on Saturday.

Organizer Matthew Donovan said many of these kids don't get the chance to play in youth sports.

He said kids often see college students and look up to them. But this time students is the kids turn to feel special.

" When they're the ones making them feel like the all-stars, when they're scoring the touchdowns and we are the ones cheering for them in the sidelines, it just makes them feel better because they have been watching people do that all their lives," Donovan said. " It's about time they get some recognition as well."

The group JMU Student Ambassadors hosted the event for the first time.

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