Mission: The mission of Special Spectators is to create a day of fun and freedom for children who are battling a serious or life threatening illness. We pursue this mission, in partnership with college athletic departments, by coordinating visits by student-athletes to a children’s hospital or pediatric unit. Special Spectators and its university partners also design a day of activities surrounding a college sporting event by arranging for these youngster to enjoy a special tailgate party, attend a game and participate in game day traditions. By creating this day, we are providing these children and their families with a pause from the daily struggle with their illness and exposing the student-athletes to the inspiration and reward of making a powerful contribution to the community.
Special Spectators showed ours and some other very special families an incredible time at the Mississippi State Homecoming game! We were given prime parking, tailgating, visit to the locker room, to on field recognition. Each volunteer behind this holds a special place in our heart. Thank you for making my little boy very happy. This experience was right up there with Disney World for our family!