The North Texas Athletic Department has teamed up with the Special Spectators organization to bring a smile to children with life-threatening illnesses.
The Special Spectators will be the guests of the Mean Green for the Oct. 4 home game against Troy. The children will have the opportunity to play in the Mean Green Fun Zone, eat dinner and mingle with North Texas athletes and cheerleaders and enjoy the game. The children will also be recognized at halftime on the stadium video board.
"We are excited to have these young people here for the game," said North Texas athletic director Rick Villarreal. "They exemplify exactly what athletics is all about, and that is overcoming obstacles. We are honored to have them as our guests."
Special Spectators is a non-profit organization that creates a day of fun and freedom for children with cancer, leukemia, cystic fibrosis and other serious illnesses. By designing this day, Special Spectators provides children with a pause from the difficult struggle they face while battling their disease and exposes student-athletes to the inspiration and reward of making a powerful contribution.
Formed in 2002, Special Spectators has teamed with nearly 30 colleges throughout the nation. For more information on the group go to www.specialspectators.org.