Pee Wee Football Team Brings a Warm Christmas to Kids Living in the Shelter

By: Amy Long Email
By: Amy Long Email

Football players aren't supposed to be caring. They're supposed to hit, tackle, and wreak havoc...not be sweet. But maybe you've never met The Woodville Jaguars--not only are they helping this holiday season, but they did it on their own, raising money and collecting clothes for other kids who may not have had a Merry Christmas this year.

Jack Driggers, a Woodville Jaguars Player says, "I brought some jackets and some pants and some winter clothes and stuff for the kids who need them"

Members of the Woodville Jaguars Black junior pee wee football team finished the season with 11 wins and only one loss...But this holiday season, all the kids are winners as they are scoring big in the Capital city, bringing winter clothes and toys to the children living at the Tallahassee Shelter.

Coach of the Jaguars, Marcus Pittman, says, "These guys work so hard on the football field. This is how was can contribute off the field. We do community service."

Player Kenneth Kilpatrick, says, "We came to help them and get them something for Christmas because normally they don't get something for Christmas."

Shelter Director Mel Eby took the opportunity to offer words of advice, saying it doesn't always take a tackle to fall down in life. "You've got to remember all the time that drugs and alcohol brought a lot of people here."

Coach Pittman believes his team, who have played ball together for over a year, truly grasp the difference they are making in their peers lives. "These kids are very smart and this is a great age to do this. They're young but at the same time they are aware of their surroundings."

Ashton Putley, Woodville Jaguars player says,"It's an honor to help people that are homeless because it's pretty sad when you see them walking alone on the roads. And I just wanted to help out and participate in this opportunity to make a difference in the world."

"It feels good. It feels really good." says Jag, Jayden Barber.


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