West Tenn. students treated to ‘Champions Day’ in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — Hundreds of kids made their way to the Fairgrounds Park near downtown Jackson on Wednesday for a special event.

Screen Shot 2016-09-21 at 6.59.48 PMThe Boy Scouts Central District and Sacred Heart of Jesus High School hosted Champions Day.

Special needs students from elementary to high school were able to meet first responders, tour their vehicles and learn about their equipment.

There was also arts and crafts, games and other exhibits.

“This started about 10 years ago with one of our volunteers, and we just wanted to serve our special needs community and social education students,” Boy Scouts Central District Executive Kyle Moore said. “And that’s really where it started, and we just wanted to make sure we had a great, fun event for them.”

Moore said between 400 and 500 kids took part in this year’s Champions Day.

They had students attend from Jackson-Madison County, Henderson County, Haywood County and Crockett County.

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