Dickson football players spent their Sunday helping Habitat for Humanity complete a project.
Approximately 43 team members and four trainers helped lay squares of sod, finishing the back and side yards of a house the organization recently built. Dickson coach Steve Day said Sunday is already a work day for his team.
“I told the guys we’d put football aside for a minute and help this family,” Day said. “This is a brand new home, and they helped out as we were going along.
He said the team avoided the rain, but had to contend with the mud left behind as they worked.
“We lucked out, it was sunny and muggy,” Day said.
He said the team has worked on service projects before, but this was their first time working with
Habitat for Humanity. The team volunteers with the Dickson Community Center during the city’s Easter activities, as well as working with the Ardmore Soup Kitchen and the Ardmore Parks and Recreation Department.
“We try to do a community service project a semester,” Day said. “For the next one, it will probably be some kind of trash pick up day.”
Rusty Beard, a junior, said the project was similar to one the football team helped with last summer. Players ripped carpet out of several classrooms and hallways while the district was remodeling their buildings.
“It was a good team building activity,” Joseph Bodkins, a senior, said. “It was hard. It just really showed how well we can come together as a team.”