706 W. Buena Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
Special Spectators creates magical days for seriously ill children and their families at collegiate football games across the United States.
Since 2002, Special Spectators has created the quintessential Saturday experience complete with tailgate parties, mascots, cheerleaders and marching bands for approximately 3,800 children and parents. Over the last five years, we've hosted about 110 game day events that provide these kids with special access to people and areas of the stadium that are not accessible to most fans.
Special Spectators also coordinates student-athlete visits to children's hospitals. What we see during these visits is that a mutual admiration society is created. Clearly, these children view the athletes as heroes and the reverse is true as well. The athletes see what the children experience and more importantly, they are able to see the impact that they, as individuals, have on the children.
Children & Youth, Health & Disease, Sports & Recreation