FALCONER – A baseball game with the goal of honoring special education students is slated to take place this weekend in Falconer.
This is the third year Exceptional Stars Athletics have hosted the special ballgame.
The group looks to empower those with special needs by pairing them with “buddies” who help them partake in activities they normally could not.
Since taking shape in 2019, the ESA program, relying on community donations, has held nearly a dozen different events like mini golf, bowling, sled hockey, and curling.
On Sunday, ESA athletes and buddies will be escorted to the field by Falconer Fire Department, with A’Lynn Conlan, former special education teacher at Falconer School, throwing the ceremonial first pitch.
ESA athlete Alexis Mortimer will sing the National Anthem, with DJ Deven Payne playing music throughout the event. Members of the Falconer Key Club will also be selling hot dogs.
The community is invited to attend the game, happening Sunday 1 p.m. at Lions Field in Falconer.