At 9 a.m. on a Saturday morning when most teens would rather be sleeping in, approximately three dozen Coweta Tiger football players showed up at the Wagoner County Emergency Management facility to help fill sand bags for people to use during this ongoing flooding crisis.
In just under two hours, the boys, along with Coach Scott Chronister, made 600 bags for distribution to those who are trying to prevent flood waters from entering their homes.
Donnie Krumsiek, a football dad, called the project a good opportunity for the student athletes to teach them community involvement. Coach Scott Chronister agreed.
“This was a spur of the moment thing, and it’s awesome!” Chronister said about the turnout. “I told the boys these (flood victims) are the people who buy those little discount cards we sell every year and who buy tickets to watch you play football. You need to give back to them. They support you, now let’s support them.
“I told the boys let’s work from 9-11 a.m. if they can, and when I showed up at 9 a.m. there were already 30 kids here,” he noted, adding that more joined in.
He assured the football athletes did not do this for the notoriety, but because they love the town of Coweta.
“I am proud of the boys, they did awesome!” Chronister exclaimed.
Wagoner County Emergency Management Director Heath Underwood said he is grateful to see the team get involved.
“We just appreciate them for coming out,” he said.