Reagan Football Lends A Hand

Submitted By Leslie Lorenz

 

In the Reagan High School tradition of giving back to the community, JV and Varsity football players worked their muscles while sorting items to feed the hungry. The San Antonio Food Bank’s mission is to fight hunger in Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education and advocacy. Reagan coaches, several parent volunteers and the football players arrived at the Food Bank on June 26 ready to meet their goal of unpacking, sorting and packing 20,000 pounds of meat in the cooler. At the end of the day, the group exceeded their goal prepping a total of 20,678 pounds, or 16,542 meals for the San Antonio community. Great job Rattlers!

Reagan High School Football Freshman, JV and Varsity players also made multiple visits to Independence Hill Retirement Resort Community over the summer. Team members from all grades took time out of their busy summer schedules to spend some quality time with the residents.

During one visit, Coach Hamilton led a mini-workout outside in the grassy area on the community’s grounds and ran some plays for the residents to see what the team does to prepare for games. Then, the Rattler athletes escorted everyone inside where the students participated in a wide variety of activities. Some took their walkers to the “walker-washing” station where students disinfected and shined their walkers. The team had a wonderful time playing games, making crafts, leading water aerobics, trying out “sitter-size,” and most of all, simply spending some quality time talking and visiting with the residents.