'Life Skills' softball game is a hit

Life Skills softball game in Hanover Twp,

A school in Luzerne County is going out of its way to make all of its students feel included, especially those with special needs.

The Third Annual "Life Skills" softball game gives students with special needs a chance to bask in the spotlight.

Members of the Hanover Junior Senior High School softball team facde off against students in the Life Skills program, who took turns hitting, running bases, and fielding.

"We just want to make them feel just like everybody else," coach, Kathy Healey said.

Healey started the event two years ago.

"I think everybody should be included in everything," Healey said, "that's the way my mom raised me."

Even the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders got in on the fun. Team Manager, Bobby Mitchell, and mascot, Champ, were in attendance cheering the kids on.

"Throughout the upcoming season, I think that we're going to need to get the players out, get staff out, get myself out to make sure the community knows that we support them also," Mitchell said.

The game was a lopsided affair. The final score was 30 to zero.

However, in the end everyone won.

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