Second-year Wesley Chapel football coach Ben Alford believes in having his team give back to the community whenever possible.
The Wildcats (5-5) took some time to help make students at Veterans Elementary in Wesley Chapel more excited about reading on Nov. 3. Five members of the squad read various stories to the kids.
Those who made the trip included Keegan Tanner, Robert Jota, Luke Fisher, Xavier Leatherbury and Angel Ramos. The five also signed autographs for the students after they finished reading.
“I believe this is a great learning experience for these guys to understand how much kids really look up to them,” Alford said. “That they are more than just a football player. They are a role model and the things they do not only affect them, it affects everyone.”
It is the third time Wesley Chapel football players have read to elementary students since Alford took over the program. He added they plan continuing the same thing in the future.
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