Community service

Football coach turns team training into community service after heavy snowfall | Good news

Brian Delallo is the head coach at Bethel Park High School near Pittsburgh.

After more than six inches of snow Sunday night, he decided to cancel the team’s weightlifting practice.

DeLallo left a message for his players via social media, that even though weightlifting has been canceled, players should try another workout. He posted on Twitter and said, “Find an elderly or disabled neighbor and shovel their driveway.”

“It’s about the community. We talk about it all the time on our program, so this is another chance we have to get out there and interact with our community in a positive way and show them that they matter. for us,” coach DeLallo said.

The players quickly swung into action on Monday morning.

They sent their coaches pictures of each other cleaning dozens of walkways. Players say it was their chance to give back to the community, and they realized how much it meant when they knocked on an owner’s door.

“She was excited. She asked, like, how much did it cost. We said it was free, and she was all excited and grateful. It was just nice to see that,” noted Colton Pfeuffer, a footballer from Bethel Park. player.

DeLallo told his players not to accept any money.

The owner says she will pay it back by donating to the school’s football program.