The Play That Changed Lives… For the Better

The Play That Changed Lives… For the Better

As a 5th grade football coach this story really showed me how important athletics are for teaching valuable lessons in life. The Olivet Eagles football team at Olivet Middle School in Olivet, Michigan, decided to run a play and intentionally not score, all without their coaches knowing.

The football team planned the play for weeks, all so they could set up a very special moment for a special boy.

Keith Orr is a special needs child, and his buddies on the football team decided to give him the chance to run for a touchdown.

The team called the play: the “Keith Special.”

Watch how many lives this one play impacted in a positive way. Check it out:

  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.

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