Football Team Helps Shovel Snow for the Elderly

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Coach Sends Football Team to Help Shovel Snow From Driveways for the Elderly

During a severe weather warning in Pennsylvania, a high school football coach decided to swap his team’s usual weight training practice with snow shoveling for neighbors in need.

Bethel Park High school coach, Brian DeLallo tweeted out one Monday morning: “Due to expected severe weather, Monday’s weightlifting workout has been cancelled. Find an elderly or disabled neighbor and shovel their driveway. Don’t accept any money – that’s our Monday workout.”

Football Team Helps Shovel Snow for the Elderly
High School Footballers shoveling snow / Credit: James Cromie

DeLallo got the idea from former head coach, Jeff Metheny, who always encouraged students go out and shovel driveways for those in need during cancelled school days.

“Jeff had always had our kids do this,” DeLallo told Fox News. “Any time we had a snow day and school was canceled, he had the kids go out and shovel driveways for people in the community who were elderly or who were disabled or otherwise could not shovel their own driveways. So this is something we’ve been doing for a long time. Definitely not my idea. I learned it from Jeff and we’ve just carried on this tradition.”

After DeLallo tweeted out, about 40 athletes from the football club took up his challenge. The students went to many different houses and shoveled away the excess snow that had been left by the snowstorm.

Having students shovel snow not only gives those in need a helping hand, but it also gives the kids a chance to interact with the community.

“Sports are important in our community, high school sports are important. We get great crowds and support. So this is a way to go out and connect with them,” DeLallo explained.

“This was a good way to kind of get them face to face with their neighbors, doing something that gives back to a community that is so supportive of our program. It’s really nice to be able to do that.”

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