Three Oklahoma Baptist University football players and three of their friends came together with Jason Melot, recruiting coordinator and assistant football coach, to help a local man who had extensive flood damage.
Roy Woods, of Shawnee, had water flood damage to his property, his home and cars after the heavy rains overflowed the creek behind his house after the May 31 storm. He said he ‘really appreciates’ the group that came out to help him tear down his fence that was severely damaged. He said it is a good public service for them to do.
“It is just wonderful to see this football team come out and help the community,” Woods said.
Woods, an English instructor and Dean of Students at North Rock Creek School, said as a teacher, it makes him proud to see OBU students out helping in the community. Several houses in Woods’s community were affected by the flooding and many will have to replace their carpet inside their homes, including Woods.
Chase Kreutzer, from Kansas, is OBU’s running back. He said it is good to have the football team members and friends out to help in the community together.
“It’s nice to help people that really need it,” he said.
Kreutzer said he is excited for the upcoming football season and said the stadium is really coming together with the new bleachers being currently installed. This coming year will be the first time OBU has had a football team since 1940. The season will kick off August 31 when they will play Southwestern College.
“It’s really exciting with it being the first time in 70 years,” he said.
Juan Pecina, of Frederick, is not a member of the OBU football team and attends Panhandle State University, said he came down just to help.
“It feels good to help people whose place is destroyed,” he said.
Hunter Russell, also of Frederick, said he is willing to help wherever they need him. He does not attend OBU, but said he likes to help people that need it.
Travis Hoover, a high school student from Nebraska, came to help out as well. His cousin is on the OBU football team. He said he’s glad he can give something to the community.
“It feels good to help someone else,” he said.
Page 2 of 2 -