We all know the JOY of Game Day. Nothing equals it. Now imagine if that very same day were the absolute BEST day of your life. Even a day that changed your young life.
Special Spectators profoundly impacts the lives of seriously ill children by hosting VIP all-access game day experiences. Since 2002, we've served over 8,800 patients, parents and siblings at almost 330 games - mostly college football.
In collaboration with more than 45 of the biggest programs in the country including the four schools who competed in the latest College Football Playoff - Alabama, Clemson, Michigan State & Oklahoma, we create inspiring and memorable experiences for kids battling cancer and other life threatening illnesses. We host the quintessential Saturday experience including tailgate parties visited by cheerleaders, mascots and marching bands; locker room tours; meeting coaches & players; and a moving stadium announcement. Imagine a small group of seriously ill kids standing on the field in a packed stadium, being introduced to fans resulting in one of the loudest standing ovations of the season.
Special Spectators has no paid staff, but an unstoppable force of nearly 120 passionate and dedicated volunteers across the United States who make it happen - and on a shoestring, relying on donations and in-kind support.
But you see, we aspire to serve thousands of children per year, during all the sports seasons, not just football.
We'd like you to join us to make sure as many children as possible experience this unique joy -- an opportunity to forget their challenges for a day and be a part of the team, in the center of the action, front and center at the ballgame.