Dabo Swinney’s Gift To An Equipment Manager With Special Needs Is The Feel-Good Story Of Super Bowl LIII

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Super Bowl LIII is just a couple of days away, and if you’re looking to grab a last-minute ticket, you should be able to get your hands on one assuming you’re willing to pay thousands of dollars for a few hours of football and an abbreviated Maroon 5 show.

While I’ve never understood the appeal of dropping four figures on a sporting event, I can understand why some fans would be willing to splurge for what is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most people.

With that said, the average person will never be in a position to make a purchase of that magnitude and rub shoulders with masses of people with more money than they know what to do with.

However, there will be at least a few fans who will have their dreams come true on Sunday thanks to the kindness of others, including a couple of kids who will be attending as a guest of Ludacris.

Rams receiver Brandin Cooks also proved he’s a Certified Good Dude when he extended an invite to the teams’ custodian and his son.

Earlier this week, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney decided to get in on the fun when he surprised equipment manager David Saville with a pair of tickets to the big game.

Savilleโ€”who has Down Syndromeโ€”was introduced to Swinney through a program at the school that helps special needs students prepare for life after college.

The coach sang his praises, saying:

“You do so much for this team. The joy you bring every day. The perspective. How hard you work. You are one of the hardest workers we got around here.

We all love you, so we got a special gift for you. I don’t know if you are interested, I know you are busy. But the NFL has presented you with two Super Bowl tickets to the Super Bowl this year.”

This is why we sport.

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