Friday, August 24, 2007

In Memory of Kourtlyn Uzoma

Special Spectators is sad to announce that a very dear friend of ours passed away over the weekend on Saturday, August 11. Kourtlyn participated in our Special Spectators event at the University of Oklahoma in 2006.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Miami (FL) Schedules Game Day Event

The University of Miami (FL) has recently scheduled a Special Spectators event for Saturday, September 29. The Hurricanes will host Duke. Miami has been a great partner for Special Spectators and we look forward to building the tradition. The Hurricanes are one of 7 schools from the ACC to participate in Special Spectators events. The others include: Maryland, Florida State, Boston College, North Carolina State, Virginia, and Georgia Tech. Thank you to the Hurricanes for your support!

Akron to Host Special Spectators Event on Sept. 22

The University of Akron will host a Special Spectators event on September 22 vs. Kent State. Akron has been a proud partner of Special Spectators since 2004. In that span, Akron and Special Spectators have worked together to create magical game day events for more than 100 seriously ill children. Akron was also featured in ESPN's "Cold Pizza", seen here: Thank you to Akron for supporting Special Specatators, and keep an eye out on our blog for more updates.

Kansas Nails Down Special Spectators Event Date

Kansas University has scheduled a Special Spectators event on September 22. The Jayhawks have worked with Special Spectators before to create magical game day events for seriously ill children in the Lawrence rea. We're looking forward to a great game day event this year and stay tuned for more news!

Oklahoma Sets Date for Special Spectators

The University of Oklahoma has picked a date for its annual Special Spectators event. Every year, seriously ill children from hospitals close to Norman get the opportunity of a lifetime on a fall Saturday. Children enjoy locker room visits, autographs, a personal visit to Coach Stoops' office, a great tailgate, on-field access and introductions, and pictures with players, coaches, and cheerleaders! Oklahoma puts on an outstanding event, and they have chosen this year's event to be held on September 15. Thanks to OU for putting on such a great event and stay tuned for the results!

NC State Schedules Special Spectators Event

North Carolina State University has scheduled its 2nd Special Spectators event for Saturday, September 15. NC State also hosted a Special Spectators event in 2005 for some seriously ill children in the RTP area. Thank you to the Wolfpack for your generosity and support! Keep an eye out on this blog for updates and pictures from the event!

Northwestern Pencils In September 15 Special Spectators Event

Northwestern University and Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald have scheduled a magical game day event for seriously ill children in the Chicago area. The event will consist of pre-game fun such as a tailgate and an opportunity to meet some of the players and coaches. Former NU players will be pitching in at the tailgate to volunteer and play around with the children. Northwestern has put on a great event every year and Coach Fitz and the rest of the Northwestern football program have been extremely generous in giving their time to Special Spectators. This year's event will be held on September 15. More details to follow. Thanks to Northwestern University for your support!

Georgia Tech Schedules Special Spectators Event

Georgia Tech has scheduled its second annual Special Spectators event for its game against Samford on September 8. Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 1:30 PM ET. At last year's event, the children had a wonderful time. They got to participate in the "Yellow Jacket Walk"; they were able to enjoy a great tailgate meal before the game; they had special access to the field where they received a pre-game announcement in front of a sellout crowd vs. Maryland, and they got to take some great photographs with Buzz and the cheerleading squad! The children also enjoyed the game from one of the great suites provided by the university. Thank you to Georgia Tech for your support!

Illinois Schedules Special Spectators Event for Sept. 8

The University of Illinois has scheduled a Special Spectators event for the fifth consecutive year. The event will be held on Saturday, September 8 versus Western Illinois. Kickoff is set for 6 PM. Special Spectators has helped create magical days at college football games for over 3,800 children and family members since 2002. Over 100 children and family members will benefit from this great annual event this fall. Thank you to the University of Illinois!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Indiana to Host Special Spectators on Sept. 15 vs. Akron

Indiana University has committed to a September 15 event with Special Spectators. Indiana is one of four Big Ten universitites that partners with Special Spectators. Indiana hosts Akron on September 15 and kickoff is set for 12:00 PM (EDT). Indiana University became a partner in 2005 and has put on terrific game day events for seriously ill children in the Bloomington area.