Note: Starting May 1st and continuing for the 123 days leading up to the start of the 2011 college football season, "Project 1-2-3" will share pictures, videos and memorable moments from the last nine years of Special Spectators game day events.
The 2005 Special Spectators game day event at the University of Colorado was loaded with fun activities for the 100 seriously ill youngsters and parents from The Children's Hospital in Denver. Everyone enjoyed a delicious tailgate dinner thanks to the Levy Restaurants staff from the Pepsi Center. The kids received a standing ovation from the CU fans while standing on Folsom Field during a time out. FSN's John Rhadigan featured the children during the game telecast. There was even a fireworks show during halftime.
No one, however, expected the type of surprise that occurred during the tailgate party. Crocs, the sponsor of the event, gave each child a pair of black and gold clogs delivered by about 20 members of the CU football team. The players, while dressed in full gear minus their helmets, sized each youngster and made sure each pair fit properly.
Check out FSN's coverage here. (The second segment at the 1:50 mark).