Project Unify President Faith Wagner on the Project Unify vs First Responders Game (Q&A)


Q: What inspired you to join Project Unify?

A: That’s a really good question. My sister and my younger sister both have intellectual disabilities, so I knew that we needed a change here at Grandview. That’s why I wanted to join. 

Q: Are you the one who started this club?

A: No. The club was here before I was here. There’s definitely been big improvements in this club as the years have gone on.

Q: What was it like to arrange the game with the first responders?

A: Hectic, chaotic, very chaotic. They’re very busy, so it’s hard to work their schedule. We made sure that we wanted to get all of the ILC students that we could. We were very happy with the turn out.

Q: What makes this game important to you?

A: Teamwork, friendship. I think we learn more about each other when we come together and play a game of basketball. 

Q: What was it like to play against heroes of your community?

A: It’s amazing. They definitely are underpaid and unseen at times. I think it’s so cool to get them into the community and show just truly how these people are. 

Q: What has been your favorite part of pledge respect week?

A: Probably this game.