Fred Cranford: ‘I believe it is our duty as role models to help shape men of high character for our future.’
Loveland High School (LHS) Varsity Football Coach Fred Cranford stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Bengals Wide Receiver A.J. Green Tuesday, Oct. 14 – but the meeting had little to do with football. The duo teamed with Verizon representatives who were presenting a $70,000 grant to the Ohio Domestic Violence Network. The donation will assist the organization in enhancing services offered to engage men across Ohio to end domestic violence.
“As a father and husband, coach and mentor, I believe it's important to lead by example and help educate our young men about domestic violence, and the effect it has on society,” said Cranford. “I believe it is our duty as role models to help shape men of high character for our future.”
Following the presentation, Cranford and Green joined other men in the community in signing the OHMan Pledge to commit to speaking out against domestic violence and playing an active role to end violence against women.
Photo caption (L to R): LHS Coach Fred Cranford with Bengals Wide Receiver A.J. Green at Verizon donation event.