Special needs students take the field at Bishop Eustace


Twenty youth with cognitive and/or physical impairments received a full “Football Game Day” experience last weekend in Pennsauken, courtesy of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School students and its fifth annual Victory Day.

As varsity football players put the young men through bag, field goal and touchdown drills, the school’s cheerleaders taught the young women the perfect, spirit-filled cheer.

Calling Saturday’s event “a beautiful day,” school athletic director Tori Wishnick added that providing some fun and excitement for the impaired youth “taught our students lessons that go beyond football. At the same time, the youth and Bishop Eustace’s students shared a common love for the game.”

Bishop Eustace cheerleaders give a rousing welcome to children with cognitive and/or physical impairments at the Pennsauken school’s Victory Day on Sept. 30.
Photo by Alan M. Dumoff