Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dream Comes True on the Gridiron

Stories like this one from a newspaper in suburban Chicago really are wonderful. Check this one out. Congrats to Winfred Cooper and to both JV squads.

During a junior varsity football game between Elgin and Lake Park high schools, Elgin would sometimes put in a player who lined up far off the line of scrimmage.
Lake Park coach Nana Agyeman noticed this, and during halftime, he talked to Elgin's head coach, Dave Bierman, about it. He learned the player, Winfred Cooper, has severe autism.
"Well," Agyeman told Bierman, "if you want to throw him the ball, just let us know."

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