Last Sunday, November 16, two Ranchers got to go see the Arizona Cardinals game against the Detroit Lions!
Here’s how it happened: Greg goes to Parkside Community Church in Camp Verde. Parkside had a “Bring a Friend to Church” Sunday a few weeks ago, and Greg decided to invite one of his newer housemates, Chris, to attend church with him. Parkside had two drawings for a pair of tickets each – one for the member who brought a friend and one for the friends in attendance. Greg and Chris each won a pair of tickets for a professional football game in Phoenix!
A staff member and her husband were more than willing to chauffeur the two and go to the game and out to dinner – what a great treat!
So the happy group stopped for a quick lunch on the way out of town and made it to the University of Phoenix Stadium, where the Cardinals play their home games, just as the Cards made their first touchdown, within the first few minutes of the game. High fives for everyone!
Another touchdown for the Cardinals and two field goals for the Lions made the score 14-6 at halftime. Popcorn was a welcome snack during the game, and didn’t seem to dampen anyone’s appetite when dinnertime came around.
The score didn’t change at all in the second half! The ball moved back and forth but never got over the goal line again, so they left the winning game in a high level of excitement.
Applebee’s was the next stop, for a filling meal and a little rest before heading up the hill toward Camp Verde and Rainbow Acres. It was an exciting day!
Many thanks to Parkside Community Church for making such a great day for two men with developmental disabilities, both of whom love sports of all kinds!