McIntosh football team chips in with day of volunteering at Fayette Senior Services


The football team from McIntosh High School took a break from offseason work on Thursday to volunteer at Fayette Senior Services. For more, flip to back of this paper. (Staff Photos by Christopher Dunn)

IMG_3855A high school football team is taking time off from sweating through offseason workouts to instead sweat while shining up one of our county’s hidden gems. Led by head coach Lee Belknap and his staff, the McIntosh Chiefs got their hands dirty volunteering to clean up at the Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center in Fayetteville Thursday afternoon.
At McIntosh, they live by the motto “Win the Day,” and that means on the field and in life. There’s no better way to do that than by lending a hand to their neighbors. The Chiefs were chipping in all over at Fayette Senior Services, from dusting baseboards and cleaning tables in the dining room to pressure washing patio furniture and pulling weeds in the garden.
“Each year we pick an area to go serve and give back to the community. It falls right into the definition of success that we try to teach each young man in our program, and that’s to know your purpose, grow to reach your maximum potential, and sew seeds that benefit others,” said Belknap, taking a brief work from working with his team. “This is a way that we can get out in the community and give back.”




Christopher Dunn has been the sports editor for Fayette Newspapers since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Game Day magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.

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