April 2 – BETHANY, W. Va. – Earlier in the semester, the Bison football program partnered with the St. John’s Home for Children in Wheeling, W. Va., where they participated in a day of community service and fun.
During the course of the day, the football team helped St. John’s take down Christmas decorations and organize donations. More importantly, the Bison were able to spend time with the kids, where they played board games, sang, danced and, of course, played some football.
“I'm very thankful and grateful to Mr. McCormick and the St. John's Home for opening their doors to our College and the football program, allowing us the opportunity to serve,” remarked defensive coordinator Jacoby Watkins. “It's extremely important to show our student-athletes the impact community service can have on their lives but, even more, so they can see and feel the impact it can have on the lives of others.
“Our players enjoyed the opportunity to volunteer and they're already asking when they can go back and spend time with the kids. They have a great staff at St. John’s Home and we are happy to have a great relationship with them to provide our players with an opportunity to serve.”