Boston College football teams up with Beautiful Lives Project

Boston College football teams up with Beautiful Lives Project


The Fish Field House, the indoor practice space for the Boston College football team, is synonymous with hard tackles and intense workouts. But on Monday, the facility was filled with something beautiful.The BC Eagles teamed up with the Beautiful Lives Project to host more than 30 people with disabilities from the Boston area for a fun-filled day of football drills and skills challenges.”Got some throwing over there. They’ve got some tackling. CJ Burton, said a sophomore defensive back.”The tackling, you have to run down over there and then get it. It was amazing,” said participant Matthew Mistretta.The tackling station was indeed popular, maybe because it naturally came with a celebration “I’m at the tackling station. Brilliant dance moves and some great hits,” said Jacob Kraft, a redshirt sophomore wide receiver.The Beautiful Lives Project is a national nonprofit organization that brings athletes and people with disabilities together to play sports. “We get a lot of feedback from the parents. The kids can’t wait for the next event. But the only feedback we need is just to see the smile on their faces,” said Tony Gionfriddo, executive director of the Beautiful Lives Project “That’s what it’s about. Get out here and have fun. We’re blessed. That’s all I’m saying: We’re blessed,” said Jason Maitre, a redshirt senior defensive back. “For them to come out here and be able to do this and us being able to have the opportunity to help them is big.” The players are just as excited as the kids are to be here, and to see what they can do in their lives. It’s just amazing to me,” said Christine Fitzgerald.The Beautiful Lives Project puts on events like this every months at colleges across the country.

The Fish Field House, the indoor practice space for the Boston College football team, is synonymous with hard tackles and intense workouts. But on Monday, the facility was filled with something beautiful.

The BC Eagles teamed up with the Beautiful Lives Project to host more than 30 people with disabilities from the Boston area for a fun-filled day of football drills and skills challenges.

“Got some throwing over there. They’ve got some tackling. They love tackling!” said CJ Burton, a sophomore defensive back.

“The tackling, you have to run down over there and then get it. It was amazing,” said participant Matthew Mistretta.

The tackling station was indeed popular, maybe because it naturally came with a celebration.

“I’m at the tackling station. Brilliant dance moves and some great hits,” said Jacob Kraft, a redshirt sophomore wide receiver.

The Beautiful Lives Project is a national nonprofit organization that brings athletes and people with disabilities together to play sports.

“We get a lot of feedback from the parents. The kids can’t wait for the next event. But the only feedback we need is just to see the smile on their faces,” said Tony Gionfriddo, executive director of the Beautiful Lives Project .

“That’s what it’s about. Get out here and have fun. We’re blessed. That’s all I’m saying: We’re blessed,” said Jason Maitre, a redshirt senior defensive back. “For them to come out here and be able to do this and us being able to have the opportunity to help them is big.”

“The players are just as excited as the kids are to be here, and to see what they can do in their lives. It’s just amazing to me,” said Christine Fitzgerald.

The Beautiful Lives Project puts on events like this every months at colleges across the country.

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