Boaz High School football supports community with playground landscaping project | Free Share
Boaz High School soccer players teamed up with the Boaz Rotary Club last Wednesday to upgrade a children’s playground.
Tom Gilbreath Rotary Park on King Street and Mt. Thanks to the hard work of the football players, Vernon Road got new mulch. A new slide will be installed when it arrives, said Boaz Rotary Club President Charisse Jordan.
“This is a really cool thing,” said BHS quarterback Carter Lambert.
“I remember being in third grade and playing here. It does me good to help that other children can play here too. “
Coach Jeremy Sullivan said the players are happy to have the opportunity to give back to the community.
“The community comes out and supports us all the time,” he said. “It’s good for our boys to be able to give something back. We get so much support from the community that we try to give something back every time we have the opportunity. “
Jordan said that when she asked Sullivan’s help, he didn’t hesitate.
“Coach got promoted straight away,” she said. “He said he was ready to do what they can for us and the church.
“I’m surprised how many people have helped.”
Guard Kendrick Jamerson said he wanted to provide a safe place for children in the area to play.
“These people have helped us over the years,” he said. “We should give something back and give others a place to be children.”
The soccer team distributes mulch by hand. Kerry Mitchell donated a Bobcat tractor to haul the mulch onto the playground structure and surrounding paths.
Jordan said the Rotary club will continue to maintain the park on a regular basis.
“This is a great way to let children know that we love them and want them to be safe,” she said.
The association is looking for further projects in the entire area.
“Rotary is there for the area,” she said. “You get what you put into a community. If it’s important to the community, it’s important to us. “
To propose a project, call 256-302-2280 or write to Rotary members on the official Boaz Rotary club Facebook page.