On Thursday, February 2 from 9:15 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Hemet Unified School District will hold their seventh annual Super Kids Bowl, where over 200 severely handicapped students will spend the morning scoring touchdowns against the high school varsity football team.
This year’s event will be held at Tahquitz High School stadium, and will also involve Tahquitz High School cheerleaders and West Valley High School’s band playing while the students from kindergarten through twelfth grade have their names announced in the stadium as they score their touchdowns with the football players. A loud and enthusiastic response is expected.
Idyllwild School principal Matt Kraemer created the district-wide event, and likes to move it around to a different high school each year so everyone gets to share the experience. These pictures were taken at last year’s event, which was held at West Valley High School.
According to Kraemer, “it’s the only field trip of the year for most of them.
Mr. Kraemer also commented “it’s a good experience for the high school students to interact with with special ed students from all around the district.”
The event is intentionally scheduled to coincide with the NFL’s Super Bowl game, which is happening this Sunday, February 5.
The Super Kids Bowl is free and the public is invited to join in the festivities and cheer the students on.
Tahquitz High School is located at 4425 West Commonwealth Avenue in Hemet.
For more information, contact Idyllwild School at 951-659-0750.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
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