EUGENE, Ore. — The Moshofsky Center was packed Sunday, but those inside weren’t wearing their Duck gear.
It was all about the capes and masks today for foster boys who got to be super heroes for a day.
Sunday’s event was called “Hero for A Day”, hosted by the non-profit, “A Home For Every Child”.
Organizers say the idea was inspired by an event for foster girls called “Princess for A Day”.
Foster parents and organizers say the event is a chance for foster boys to have a day where they can just be boys and forget about any worries or insecurities.
Heroes, from Batman to firefighters, were brought in to inspire the boys and show them they can be heroes too.
“About 70 percent of these kids are in foster care that attended the event and so it’s a day for them to leave everything that they’re maybe dealing with at home behind and enjoy a really fun event,” said Rebecca Rhodes, an event coordinator.
Also at the event were UO athletes as well as different businesses like Cabela’s.
This is the first year for the event and organizers say the turnout was great. They’ve already began talks about having it again next year.