The following is from the Arlington High School football team.
On Sunday, Oct. 21, the Arlington High School football team came together on their day off to participate in a community service event for Arlington’s senior citizens.
The young men could be seen around town raking leaves, clearing walkways, changing out window screens, removing air conditioners and doing other fall chores.
The Arlington Council on Aging registered senior citizens for the “Fall Safe” campaign.
“The phone calls our office received after the event were very revealing to the strong character of the football team and their commitment to giving back to Arlington. The team members were respectful, polite, hard working, and friendly. The seniors really appreciated their hard work!” Mary LaRose had leaves raked at her house and said, “it was wonderful, such a nice young man.”
This was the football team’s first year organizing a senior citizen community service event. Kathy Roche, co-coordinator and parent of a football player said, “I think the players positively represented AHS football with their maturity and willingness to give back to their community. I couldn’t be prouder of all the young men that participated. Even the players that were injured and limited physically took on a supportive role by driving teammates to their assignments or assisting with paper work. They showed they are a team on and off the field.”
The AHS football team would like to thank the following businesses for donating lawn and leaf bags – Stop & Shop, Wanamaker Hardware, Shattuck Hardware, Walgreens – and the Arlington Council on Aging for their support in making the AHS Football Team Senior Citizen Community Service event such a success.