Last week, a group of kids from the Neighborhood Service Council’s “My Time” summer program got a big surprise: a trip to Cowboys Stadium, complete with a tour and behind-the-scenes access to the field and locker rooms. Custom Health Plans is a proud sponsor of the NSC, a nonprofit organization that provides after-school programs and a summer day camp to economically disadvantaged children in the area.
The group enjoyed their trip and remarked at the unique experience. “I can’t believe how I watch it on TV, and I never thought I would be here standing on it but now I am,” said Juan Garcia. As part of the trip, the kids enjoyed kicking field goals and touring the inside of the Cowboy’s locker room, which featured the players’ jerseys up close.
“[The children’s families] don’t have cars, a lot of them, so they walk to the grocery store, to the schools and then home and that’s pretty much all they see…so when we get to come to somewhere like this, it’s really exciting for the kids. It’s an experience they’ll remember for the rest of their lives,” said Shawn Ainsworth, Executive Director of Neighborhood Service Council.
“Helping to provide positive experiences for this group of kids has been very rewarding,” said Richard Monello, President and CEO of Custom Health Plans. “We’re proud to support the generous efforts performed every day by the NSC.”