Project Unify held its third annual field day at Naples High on Friday, Feb. 21. All students with special needs across Collier County came together for one big field day, and many Naples High students got to help out with the event. 

“I really liked helping out with Project Unify,” junior Anna Kelle said. “I helped out with the flag football station, and the kids loved playing and being able to interact with each other.”

Project Unify has made a positive impact on Naples High students. The students who helped out enjoyed it and had a lot of fun. 

“It was a very enlightening experience, and I would help out again anytime,” sophomore Emily Wuerful said.

Project Unify currently offers 11 sports for students with special needs across Collier County, and approximately 1,015 athletes are registered. 

“I helped out with the golf activity, and it was so much fun,” Wuerful said. “The kids seemed to really enjoy it, and I did too.”

Project Unify field day had more than 10 activities including flag football, golf, tennis, snow cones, a photo booth, face painting, spikeball and more. 

Project Unify has made a difference in students’ lives and made students across the county come together through sports. Several NHS students are hoping to help out next year and have fun with all the students once again. 

“You can tell it made a difference in their lives and everyone could see how happy they all were,” junior Mya Akins said. “It was such a good experience. I’m definitely going to help again next year; it’s so much fun.”