Children from the Ofakim Special Education School had a unique opportunity on Wednesday morning to meet and interact with Maccabi Hunter Haifa players on the court at Romema Arena. The meet and greet was very touching for the kids, school staff, the players as well as coaching staff.
Ofakim services nearly 100 students of all different ages with different disabilities. The kids, who come from all over Haifa and the surrounding areas, enjoy a variety of educational activities at the school.
“The children who came to visit us this morning may have a physical disability, but their hearts were full of joy,” Tony Mitchell reflected on the Ofakim Special Education School students’ visit this morning at Romema. “For me, and for the rest of the team, it was very emotional to see how the kids looked up to us and how they engaged us.”
“I am very happy that Maccabi hosted our students,” said Shirley Kroshver, the teacher who initiated the meeting. “Our kids, most of them in wheelchairs, were so very excited to be on the court and to receive basketballs and t-shirts from the Greens. During the meeting, they talked to the players and wished them good luck in the season. The players lifted the kids so high, for the first time in their lives, they were able to shoot a ball into a real basket.”