MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) — Before football season kicks off, a group of Bob Jones football players paid a visit to Mill Creek Elementary School. The team stepped off the bus Wednesday morning with one goal: put a smile on a child’s face. So, for the next hour, the team humored and entertained students at Mill Creek Elementary School’s special needs pre-kindergarten class.
“It makes you feel happy because I get to see the smiles on their face,” said Carson Styles, Bob Jones Football Player.
By the time the reading and games were over, the players succeeded in their mission to brighten the children’s day. And left feeling honored to do so.
“I think they have a special place in their heart for kids that have special needs,” said Kevin Rose, Bob Jones High School coach.
“When you get to read and interact with them it makes you happy getting to see them being happy,” Styles said.
One of the team’s volunteer coaches has special needs. The team volunteers each year at the Special Olympics.