Center Grove Football

CGHS Football Team Hosts CampAbility Field Day

(June 17, 2014) – Center Grove High School (CGHS) football players and staff hosted their second annual “Field Day” for children from the Easter Seals Crossroads CampAbility at the CGHS football field. The week-long CampAbility serves students with special needs from ages 4-11.

“We want this to be the best day of their entire summer. That’s our goal,” said CGHS Varsity Football Head Coach Eric Moore. “Players came to me wanting to do something for the community, to give back. We decided to do this last year and it was just phenomenal, so we’re doing it again this year.”

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Players helped students navigate drills on the turf, try on equipment, and even run through the Trojan helmet used for Friday night football games. The CGHS cheerleaders were also on hand to share their pom poms and teach some cheers. Cheerleaders granted Zoe Neal-Gibson’s wish to be at the top of a pyramid.

Players who volunteered to help with the program went through a disability awareness training session with Easter Seals Crossroads to learn how to best support the students during the field day activities.

Senior Austin Smogor spent most of his day following Eli Knight who seemed to have boundless energy, despite the heat and humidity. “It’s almost as hard as practice,” Smogor said after running the length of the field on the heels of little Eli. “But it’s more fun though.”

Source: Center Grove Community Schools

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