Victory Day

Rain could not keep the Eastern Michigan University football team from hosting its fourth annual EMU Victory Day, Thursday, May 25, as the Eagles hosted more than 140 persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Student-athletes, as well as the coaching staff, took part in an exciting event of football related activities inside EMU’s Indoor Practice Facility in Ypsilanti, MI.
The day began as kids walked into the facility through a tunnel consisting of EMU football players and the cheer team. Following the national anthem, EMU Head Football Coach Chris Creighton joined participants for a welcome speech and a ceremonial coin toss to officially begin the football activities.
The participants went through individual drills and others took the field to compete in a game-like setting. On the drills side, stations consisted of throwing nets, agility bags, kicking, and much more. Creighton and the team presented each child with a medal before wrapping up the day by singing the EMU fight song. After singing alongside the athletes and cheerleaders, everyone involved congregated for a group photo before concluding the festivities with a luncheon inside the Convocation Center.

Report on ClickonDetroit

Photos from the Event


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