Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Trenton High School football players and and cheerleaders visited Jo Brighton Skills Center to have lunch with Victory Day participants Tuesday.
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- Nate Stemen
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Though Victory Day has come and gone, Trenton students continue to spend time with participants from Jo Brighton Skills Center in Wyandotte. Trenton football players and cheerleaders and Jo Brighton students talked and munched on pizza Tuesday for a Victory Day reunion lunch. Students shared stories about Victory Day 2012, which was held on Sept. 15 at Trenton High School. Victory Day founder Aaron Segedi teamed up with Jo Brighton Director April Ritz to set up a post-Victory Day luncheon to allow students one last chance to enjoy each others' company. "There was no closure to the event last year and we wanted to give some closure to the event," Segedi said. Trenton football players recently had their end of the season banquet and Segedi …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Trenton High School football coach and teacher Aaron Segedi read this week's 'Mom-ents' column at Monday's Trenton City Council Meeting.
Those attending the Trenton City Council meeting Monday night, and council members alike, were fighting off tears as Trenton High School football coach and teacher Aaron Segedi read a column from Monday's Trenton Patch. The weekly column "Mom-ents" is written by Trenton Patch contributor Meghan Everly, and this week she did something a little different than normal. In this week's "Mom-ents," Everly took an opportunity to write a letter, thanking the people who participated and organized Victory Day, which took place at Trenton High School on Saturday. Victory Day is an event that allows children with special needs an opportunity to play football and be cheerleaders, while being mentored by local high school athletes, cheerleaders and …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
The second annual football event at Trenton High School saw more than 50 kids experience a day they'll never forget.
More than 50 kids from Downriver special needs schools came out to Trenton's Farrar Stadium for a memorable event called "Victory Day" where they experienced a day as a football player or cheerleader. There were cameras aplenty, journalists everywhere, a few tears shed, and smiles too many to count. The day is set up where each child is matched up with a mentor, boys with a Trojan football player and girls with a Trojan cheerleader. The girls cheered with their mentors on the sideline while the boys threw passes, tackled dummies, ran in and out of cones and then the highlight—every child got to line up at the 40-yard line against the Trojan "defense" and run for a touchdown. Former University of Michigan head football coach Lloyd Carr …