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Posted on: January 2, 2018

NCAA Division I Football Athletes 'Team Up' with Miracle League Athletes

(January 2, 2018) If you don’t have a ticket to the NCAA Division I Football Championship on January 6 at Toyota Stadium, here’s another opportunity to get involved in the fun and excitement of game week in Frisco. Show the visitors from out-of-state just how friendly we are in Frisco, Texas!

Community Night with Miracle League of Frisco
Thursday, January 4
Game begins:  6:00 p.m.
Frisco Paintball (9966 John W. Elliott Drive, Frisco – NEW LOCATION FOR EVENT
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On Thursday evening, the two FCS championship teams face off with some of the most determined athletes in the Frisco community for an epic game of flag football. The NCAA Team Works Community Outreach event gives James Madison ‘Dukes’ and North Dakota State ‘Bison’ players the opportunity to pair up with athletes from the Miracle League of Frisco.

The Miracle League of Frisco is a sports organization for special needs children who range in age from five to 19 years. The organization believes every child deserves a chance to play a sport. In addition to football, the Miracle League of Frisco offers baseball, soccer, basketball, bowling and track.

During the game, the JMU and NDSU college athletes will serve as the coaches, referees and ‘buddies’ to the Miracle League football players, emphasizing fun and safety on the field; but most important, they will experience why playing with heart makes you a true champion.

Miracle League athlete Lee Whitney won’t be taking the field for the game. Instead the Frisco High student will serve as the emcee of the event. Lee’s enthusiasm for sideline reporting and colorful commentary will make this gridiron battle even more spirited.

The friendly game will happen at Frisco Paintball, located at 9966 John W. Elliott Drive, which is a new location for this event.   The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the game starting at 6:00 p.m. All ages are welcome.

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