LHS football players show team effort off the field
Posted Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Allow us to introduce you to Dominic DiStasio.
Student at Loveland High School (LHS), football team member and current organizer of one massive habitat restoration project at LHS. DiStasio is removing honeysuckle plants that have overtaken areas of the campus and will be replacing them with plants native to this part of the state, thanks to a generous donor.
It’s all a part of DiStasio’s Eagle Scout Project.
The project alone is a really cool story.
But, it gets even better.
Enter Tiger Football Coach Fred Cranford – who witnessed DiStasio’s team commitment to the football team, and decided to recruit the team to return the gesture. But, Coach Cranford said no real encouragement was needed – members of the football team wanted to step up to help DiStasio complete the Eagle Scout Project.
“Our entire LHS Tiger Family is proud of Dominic’s ability to organize such a large-scale project, and his willingness to give back to the school,” said Cranford.
“I love seeing kids helping kids!” added Julie Renner, district director of student athletics. “Like Coach Cranford said – the team wanted to support Dominic on their own because they see how hard he has worked, and they appreciate the cause behind the project.”
What a great team effort! Way to go, Dominic and the LHS Tiger Football Team!
Photo caption: LHS Student Dominic DiStasio (red shirt/green hat) explains the project to his volunteer team Sunday, April 12, as project work begins.