The Greatest Touchdown Ever Made: Activities w/Kids

The greatest touchdown ever made is an article I read today on my local news site, Stacey Page Online.

It tells the story of a boy named Jacob who dreamed of running for a touchdown.

Jaco Brock: The greatest touchdown ever made

Jacob Brock. Photo by StacePageOnline.com

Jacob Brock, 13, suffers from multiple disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, mild mental retardation and facial dysplasia. His life skills teacher, Tiffany Alberts, known as Mrs. A., says, “Jacob is a silly, funny, exciting little boy. He’s very independent. Even if he can’t do it, he’s going to try to do it.”

“With the blessing of the Warsaw Community Schools administration and coaches for both middle school football teams, Jacob took the field on the 30-yard line with his beloved Lakeview Middle School Tigers and their opponents. Both teams followed through with a play, handing the ball to Jacob who, with his teammates “blocking” for him, ran for a touchdown.

There was not a smile bigger in the entire crowd, than the one on Jacob’s face.”

The greatest touchdown ever made is a lesson in compassion that Handy Fathers would do well to teach their kids.  I know it seems like a small thing to the average Joe, but to Jacob, I’m sure this will be a treasured memory for the rest of his life.

 


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