More than 50 TPS special education students got to enjoy a firsthand football experience when the University of Toledo hosted its 2nd Annual Victory Day on Saturday, August 22.

Each student was paired up with a UT Rocket football player who was their host for this special event.

After receiving their own jersey, the kids got the true feeling for the game when they tried on pads, tested the workout equipment, ran onto the field with the team while the band was playing…and finally…the ultimate thrill…each student got to score a touchdown.
The idea of Victory Day was a dream that became a reality for Aaron Segedi – he wanted students with disabilities to gain a greater appreciation for football.

Mr. Segedi lives in Trenton, Michigan and hosted the first-ever Victory Day in his hometown several years ago.

Matt Campbell, UT's head football coach, attended one of Mr. Segedi’s events three years ago. He was so moved by the experience that he decided to host a Victory Day in Toledo and provide his players with an opportunity to give back to the community.

Posted on August 24, 2015