High school football: Bethany, Perkins to compete in third annual Children's Center Bowl

The two schools have been raising money all week for The Children's Center, a private, nonprofit pediatric hospital dedicated to helping children with complex medical and physical disabilities.
by Scott Wright Published: September 27, 2012

BETHANY Bethany football players and coaches found themselves in a unique competition against each other Thursday night at The Children's Center.

The Broncho coaches and players found themselves with their arms tied to their sides, blindfolded or in wheelchairs, going head-to-head in an obstacle course designed to give them an idea of what The Children's Center patients face on a daily basis.

The event is part of the week of activities around The Children's Center Bowl, culminating with Friday night's game between Bethany and Perkins at Bethany/SNU Stadium.

The two schools have been raising money all week for The Children's Center, a private, nonprofit pediatric hospital dedicated to helping children with complex medical and physical disabilities.

Last year's Children's Center Bowl raised more than $11,000.

“This whole experience is very humbling,” Bethany senior Drake Johnson said after touring the hospital Thursday. “What these kids deal with day-in and day-out, you know, they're the warriors, they're the ones who are the strongest.

“It changes our perspective on life. It really does.”

by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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