It may be the summer break, but members of the Bucyrus football team are gearing up for another season on the gridiron. Several student-athletes, along with head coach Aaron Eckert, took time to provide their strong backs to the community by raising the tent for an annual fundraising event.
The annual Concert on the Green event was held at Woodlawn United Methodist Concert June 4. The fundraiser is held to support the Alpha 12 Step Recovery program. Since the event’s inception, the Alpha 12 Step program has raised over $20,000.
“Alpha 12 Step is doing some really great things in the Bucyrus community,” event spokesman Tom Holtshouse said. “The money we’ve been helping to raise has been a huge factor in making their Jericho House a reality.”
The service opportunity was arranged by Holtshouse and Superintendent Kevin Kimmel. Members of the football team involved in helping with the fundraiser included Noah Parker, Matt Young, Matt Beck, Hunter Fackler, Haden Johnston, Damen Parsell, Austin Fulton, Kyle Hamm, Andrew Pifer, Ben Seibert, Zane Seybert, Jacob Millington and Trevor Ley.
“I think it’s good to see the athletes giving back to the community because a lot of times we hear only negative things in our community in the news and it’s nice to hear something positive about the good things that are happening out there,” head football coach Aaron Eckert said. “We have a lot of great kids in our district and it was an opportunity to show some people that we care about the community and wellbeing of area events.”