In two earlier posts, we featured two exciting aspects of every Special Spectators game day event – the tailgate and special access moments. The stadium announcement, however, may be the most moving.
Imagine there’s a break in the action – maybe a time out or it’s halftime. You notice a small group of seriously ill kids walking on the field. Suddenly you hear, “Ladies and Gentlemen please direct your attention to mid-field.” The announcement continues to tell you about the children, why they’re attending the game and a brief description of Special Spectators. Finally, the crowd is asked to welcome the kids to the stadium. These little fans receive the loudest applause of the game – a thunderous roar. A standing ovation from 70, 80, 90 . . . . even 100,000 fans! Looking around the stands, you see tears being wiped away and hear fans yelling words of encouragement.
Here are a few pictures.