Kids With Special Needs Take the Field With Heros

It was all smiles at a clinic hosted by Pittsburgh's professional soccer team

Children with special needs and their brothers and sisters took the field Sunday with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds Professional soccer team, as the team hosted the Watson Institute's 7th Annual Special Kick Clinic at Highmark Stadium.

"We are grateful to the Riverhounds organization, PJ Dick, and our other sponsors for partnering with us to continue offering this unique event to children with special needs and their families," said Barry Bohn, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Watson Institute. The event was presented free of charge.

Players worked with the kids individually on specially adapted skill drills.

During the Special Kick Clinic, participants and their families partnered with a volunteer who accompanied them through the day's activities, including soccer stations with drills carefully adapted to accommodate the needs of each participant.

Amo, the Riverhounds mascot joined in the fun.

Hounds players worked one-on-one with the players to help them complete each of the drills making sure that each child had a wonderful time, no matter their ability.

(Images: Pittsburgh Riverhounds Facebook page )

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