By Vivian Hodges
The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Football team is continuing to make the rounds around town during a special summer volunteer project, visiting local organizations to help in any way that they can.
This week the team visited Morgan Memorial Hospital to brighten up patients’ spirits.
Last week, the team visited the Madison Health and Rehab Center, helping patients and staff. Coach Aubrey Fortson is excited for his team to give time in this way.
“It is going to take place every Wednesday. We are just coming in today to give service back to the community and put a smile on the patients’ faces.”
The team visited patients while wearing the team uniform, making conversation with patients and staff with their youthful spirits.
“We are just trying to put a smile on their faces,” said Fortson. The next community service visit will be on June 21, where the team will head over the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.
For Fortson, the summer volunteer program is two-fold, to help others, and to broaden the team’s perspective on life and their local community.
“This community service is also to show our kids to appreciate life and how to give back. We also just want to thank the people who work here for the time and support they give to our football team,” explained Fortson.
The team will take a two week break after visiting the Sheriff’s Office, but will resume volunteering on July 12, when they visit Morgan County Fire Department.