HELPER – Playbooks, conditioning and about five gallons of red paint.
For members of the Helper Middle School football team – which won’t have its first game until Aug. 31 – football camp took place on the field and in its community.
About 30 6th, 7th and 8th grade students took to Helper Main Street to paint restricting parking areas, as a means of providing service during the camp.
“We want to teach them football, but more importantly, we want to teach them how to support and serve the community that supports them,” said Taylor Brower, Head Coach of the team.
While most the paint made it on the curbs, the student athletes had plenty of fun along the way.
Mayor Lenise Peterman and the Helper City Maintenance Department provided the supplies and the paint for the players, who spent about sixty total manhours on the project.
Brower said the commitment of the boys – both on and off the field – is really encouraging to see. He hopes the community sees it too and will continue to show support to the team.
“We love the support we get from the Helper community,” said Brower. “We invite everyone out to our games this fall.”
The Helper Football schedule can be found online HERE.