Missed this story from earlier this month, but I thought it was worth pointing out.
On March 8, Louisville coach Charlie Strong, his players and coaches loaded into two buses and traveled about 100 miles to Indiana to help victims of tornadoes clean up their towns and homes.
The offense was sent to Marysville, Ind., and the defense was sent to Henryville, Ind., two of the twons hardest hit by a rash of tornadoes that ravaged the state. Strong, who was with the defense, said the damage in Henryville made him awestruck.
"(When the bus entered the town) everybody was silent," Strong told CardinalSports.com. "No one said anything because they were just stunned. They were shocked more than anything."
The bus stopped near Henryville School — a combination grade and middle school — and players went straight to work, clearing debris from three houses behind the school.
Louisville took the trip to Indiana after the team had visited tornado victims who had been airlifted to Louisville hospitals for treatment.
"It is great that our guys have a chance to give back," Strong told the website. "That's what you always talk to your players about - giving back. Now we have a chance to come into this community that has been hit and is a disaster. Now we have a chance to give back."
It's always good to see a team do something like this. Last year, several Kent State players flew to Alabama and, alongside Alabama and Auburn players, helped those affected by the tornadoes that ravaged that community. Kent State's first opponent was Alabama (Alabama coach Nick Saban is a Kent State grad) and wanted to help the community.
It's good to see these players work for something bigger than football and bigger than themselves.
"It just wakes you up," defensive lineman Jamaine Brooks said. "Makes you take nothing for granted."