PHHS Victory Day
Memorial Stadium , Port Huron, MI
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 6:00 PM
Victory Day is an afternoon of education, inspiration, and fun on the gridiron for children with special needs. These participants are provided with a full “game day experience”. Any children ages 5-26, with cognitive and/or physical impairments are eligible for this fully funded experience.
Each child will be partnered up with a Port Huron High football player or cheerleader who will serve as their mentor for the day. They will wear a Victory Day jersey or hold cheer pom-poms and line up on the 50 yard line with their mentor. The national anthem will then be played by the Marching Band. After, our PA announcer will introduce each child as they run through a tunnel formed by the band into the end zone. Parents will be seated in the end zone to take pictures as they run through the tunnel. There will be a mock coin toss before the game.
A mock defense will be set up by our varsity football team. Each child will have an opportunity to run or catch a pass for a touchdown with play-by-play announcing. After the game, each child will be presented with a medal to commemorate their victory. The Port Huron HS Football Team will serve hot dogs and drinks for the families after the event. A Photographer will also be available to take pictures of the event for each child.
In addition, this day is designed to inspire future leaders to pursue selfless, servant leadership. On Victory Day the PHHS Football Team, Cheerleaders and Marching Band will give back to their community by providing participants an opportunity to live and experience the activities of game day at Port Huron High.
Aaron Segedi, a Trenton teacher and varsity football coach, founded victory Day in 2010. A native of Riverview and a two-time cancer survivor, Segedi lives by the philosophy, that building character holds equal importance to teaching young leaders the game winning plays on the field. Since its launch, Victory Day has received attention from media and athletic programs throughout the state and country.