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Demolition off the field

Angie Frederickson
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Sean Kennedy, Thomas Cooper, Will VanHogerwou, Luke Chapman, Benjamin Bradshaw, Grayden Zantout

Sean Kennedy, Thomas Cooper, Will VanHogerwou, Luke Chapman, Benjamin Bradshaw, and Grayden Zantout

Young Buzz-area student-athletes stepped up to help victims of Hurricane Harvey and learned about the importance of giving back. When they returned to school after time off from the storm, the students no doubt brought with them a renewed sense of responsibility and appreciation for others. Thank you, coaches, for guiding your athletes to be a real help in our neighborhoods.

Armed with work gloves and protective masks, members of the MHS boys lacrosse team (with help from a soccer player) provided volunteer demolition services to flooded homes. Sean Kennedy, Thomas Cooper (soccer player), Will VanHogerwou, Luke Chapman, Benjamin Bradshaw and Grayden Zantout (pictured, from left) removed damaged furniture, carpet, sheetrock and hardwood floors. Along with about 20 other teammates, members of the high school and middle school girls’ teams, coaches and parents, the boys worked in homes all around the city, including Memorial, Katy and Spring. The lacrosse team coordinated with First Baptist Church to identify homeowners who needed help in the aftermath of the storm.

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