Sunday, October 23, 2022

Special Olympics Team Schuylkill Plays Hometown Hero Game with Pennsylvania State Police

The Special Olympics Flag Football team played the members of the Pennsylvania State Police Frackville Barracks with Special Guest Travis Blankenhorn.

On Saturday morning, Team Schuylkill held their 6th game of season at Penn State Schuylkill's Auxiliary Field in Schuylkill Haven.

Along with the State Police, Pottsville native and current member of the Syracuse Mets, Travis Blankenhorn, was a special guest.

Blankenhorn joins the list of other guests that included former Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver Freddie Mitchell, and Muhammad Ali's daughter, Khaliah Ali.

After introductions, Blankenhorn spoke to the nearly 100 people that attended the game.  "Being here to support the community that has supported me for all this time is just awesome.  I hope we see lots of smiles and lots of touchdowns."

Travis even played a few drives for Team Schuylkill just before the end of the first half.

When Travis wasn't on the field, he was signing autographs and talking with fans.

Mark Marmosh, Special Olympics Sports Leader said, "It's great to have Travis here.   It's all about spreading awareness."

Also in attendance to the game were cheerleaders from Minersville and Schuylkill Haven.