Boston College football players and coaches teamed up with a nonprofit to give people with disabilities the opportunity to live out their sports dreams.
The Field of Dreams event was held with the Beautiful Lives Project on Monday. Roughly 40 participants learned football skills and experienced the game at the Fish Field House indoor practice facility.
“I had a lot of fun, actually,” Andrew Cormier, who took part in the event, said. “I think it’s great that they’re doing that, they’re hosting this event. And I’d like to thank them for such a great opportunity.”
Eagles’ defensive back Jaiden Woodbey said it’s not just the players who are giving back.
“We see a lot of great qualities, great values in these kids,” Woodbey said. “And, you know, we’re grateful to be around them, and we’re just grateful to spend time with them.”
The Beautiful Lives Project was founded to help people with disabilities take part in activities and events that may not have been previously available to them due to physical or facility limitations.
“These events are important because it goes beyond the lessons of sports that are learned on the field and they can create life-long friendships between players, coaches, and participants with disabilities,” Bryce Weiler, co-founder of the Beautiful Lives Project said.
Weiler, who is blind, said he understands the impact of such events because he got to sit on the men’s basketball bench during his four years as a University of Evansville student.
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