The North Carolina High School Athletic Association recently announced 2018-19 Commissioner’s Cup community service awards. This year’s 4A winners included the Independence High School football team, sponsored by Marie Matthews, who were recognized for “Victory Day,” a day of education, inspiration and fun on the gridiron for their Extension Program students at Independence High School and Mint Hill Middle School. For the special day 38 individuals with cognitive disabilities were provided with a full “game day experience”. Each participant had the opportunity to play football, cheer with the cheer squad, or march with the band while their parents, family members, caregivers and teachers witnessed the realization of a dream coming true for their child or friend. Victory Day was founded on the belief that building character holds equal importance to a student’s academics and the fundamentals necessary to be successful both on and off their competitive fields.
Congratulations and well done Independence football team!