LAS VEGAS (KFSN) —
Las Vegas Bowl Week is more than simply the game on Saturday.
Players from each Fresno State and Arizona State stopped by Alternative Village and have been greeted by football Fans that could not wait to satisfy them.
It’s extra than just football in Vegas. The Bulldogs spent the morning visiting adults with mental disabilities, giving them autographed posters and busting a move! pic.twitter.com/riBxg7NfaC
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“That is our first annual charity visit to Opportunity Village it is a chance for gamers to do charity work throughout bowl week that’s distinctive to Las Vegas,” stated Las Vegas Bowl Government Director John Saccenti.
Opportunity Village is a not-for-revenue organization that serves individuals with intellectual disabilities and enhances their lives and the lives of their family. The organization permits these adults to make new associates in a protected setting whereas also educating them what sort of careers they will pursue.
Nevertheless, bowl week is one thing these adults look ahead to yearly.
“The shoppers here adore it as a result of they view these guys as celebrities they usually love having them here,” stated Opportunity Village Main Presents Office Dominic Barley.
Players signed autographs and took footage for some high quality bonding time.
“It is a tremendous alternative not only for the players but the previous VIP to get to know school athletes and I need to dip my toes in the sports reporting pool myself. Thanks,” stated football fan Vanessa Stegall.
Fresno State large-receiver and Tulare Union grad Emoryie Edwards says it means the world to the Bulldogs that they’re able to take every part in and make the day better for them.
Not solely did the gamers signal autographs however additionally they determined to leap into dance and bust a transfer.
“I would like every athlete to comply with their dream and make it to the NFL so I can say hey I keep in mind them from the tour. Bulldog woo woo woo,” stated Stegall.
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