The Biggest Game
I have been to a Super Bowl. I have been to a Final Four. I have been to All-Star games and Playoff Games and I was there for the Music City Miracle.
They all pale in comparison to the game that will be played today.
Because today the Special Ed class from Ravenwood will play the Centennial High School Special Ed class in kickball.
And the whole school will be watching and cheering.
Watching and cheering for kids who hardly ever get the cheers that the football team does or hear the applause that the kids in the musical hear.
This is the day that the kids in Madison’s class have had circled on the calendar for weeks. They have practiced and practiced and practiced their hearts out. Every day for a week Madison has asked if I’m going to take pictures. “you need to take a hundred pictures of ‘the friends,’ she says.
And I will take pictures. At least a hundred. Of all the friends.
Because today for at least an hour, the kids who spend so much of their life on the sidelines, will be center court superstars in The Biggest Game of the year.