The Monmouth College football team traded their cleats for cleaning supplies this past weekend during their annual “Spring Cleanup Day”. Players and staff have been providing local residents free assistance with household chores and yard work for the past fifteen years.
“It’s really important to give back as much as you can. It teaches our athletes that football is way more than just gameday,” Assistant Quaterback/Running Back Coach Daniel Hill said. “We want our players to make those connections with the community that comes out and supports us.”
This past weekend, players helped sixteen families, however those families may have helped the players even more. David Richardson, a sophomore football player said that he “learned how important this event really is. These are the same people that come and cheer us on at games, it’s really great giving back to them.”
Jackson Bergen, a sophomore football player who grew up in Monmouth said, “This event is something outside of the game that brings everyone together. Helping those who need assistance in our community feels good for all of us.”
Tasha Bernius – Contributing Writer