Whitmer High School football team took part in a victorious day

Whitmer football team helping special needs children

Saturday evening, the Whitmer High School football team held their first Victory Day.

Victory Day is a community service project where football teams, cheerleaders and bands have an opportunity to give back to special needs children, "â?¦and give each of these children their moment in the sun, to score a touchdown and make lasting memories," Aaron Segedi said, who is the founder of Victory Day.

Segedi began Victory Day football games 3 years ago in Trenton, Michigan. Saturday was the first time Whitmer High School hosted the game.

"Everyday is a blessing, not a God-given right. We need to look at others and help others and put others first sometimes. Take a step back and look at how much of a positive impact we can give to these special needs kids,â?? Segedi said. "The whole idea is to build lasting memories for those families and those children."

There were fifteen Victory Day football games across the county on Saturday.