These are happy-making photos from an inclusive football skills camp, which took place last Saturday in Foxborough, Massachusetts, part of All Kids Can Patriots Day. It was sponsored, rather awesomely, by CVS Caremark All Kids Can and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, for the fourth year in a row.
Former New England Patriots players and coaches teamed with dozens of kids from Easter Seals Massachusetts to show them a thing or two about football.
Pat Patriot with a participant
Kids did huddles and stretches and learned how to block, kick and throw. The end goal: have fun!
Kids also got to walk through a gigantic inflatable Patriots helmet. I do not think they sell them at Toys "R" Us.
Patriot cheerleaders showed up, too, and does this teen look psyched or what?
It is always great to hear about local big-deal activities for kids with special needs. In our area, every year the Jets invite kids from Max's school to a game. Last year, Dave and Max made it as far as the entryway before Max decided he wasn't having any. This year, we'll try again. It sure would help if the Jets could temporarily change their color to purple, instead of green. Hmmm....
Been to any great activities in your community lately for kids with special needs? Got any good ones coming up?
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