Florida State football team helps beautify Tallahassee elementary school

Florida State players give back to local school.
Florida State players give back to local school.(Joey Lamar)
Published: Jul. 15, 2020 at 4:40 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Several Florida State University football players and coaches took part in beautifying the campus of John G. Riley Elementary School on Wednesday.

Seminole players and coaches, including head coach Mike Norvell, planted flowers and helped spray paint signs, among other activities.

In addition to their work around the school, FSU will conduct a book drive to provide books for the school’s library, as well as classroom libraries, in the future.

“we understand the platform that we have,” Norvell said. “We understand the opportunity that’s in front of us, but we want our actions to speak louder than any words. Today is another opportunity that we get a chance to give back to Tallahassee. We’re grateful to be able to do that.”

“Me talking to these kids,” Hanna said, “I’m just like charlie browns teacher. But when these [FSU football players] sit down with and talk they listen. Very appreciative of these young student-athletes giving up their time and efforts to come out here and get our school building prepared.”

Norvell, Riley Elementary Principal April Knight and Leon County Superintendent Rocky Hanna all spoke and a check was presented for $11,608 from Tallahassee Together to the school.

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