The players and coaches that make up the University of New Mexico football team took a few hours out of their day to help lend a hand to the maintenance and grounds crew who help make the UNM campus look immaculate.
Instead of sleeping in, enjoying some personal time, or staying cool indoors from the August heat, 125 men piled into three campus busses to help do their part and say thank you to the community that supports them each season.
The Field and Maintenance crew for the university was in need of some manpower to help clean up the campus, and the UNM Football team came through with 250 of the strongest hands in the state.
“We all appreciate the tremendous job our maintenance department does in keeping our campus looking great. We also realize what a difficult job that is,” UNM head coach Bob Davie said. With our football team having today off from practice, student orientation beginning and school starting, it was the perfect time for us to help maintenance out.”
The morning off from football activities gave the players a chance to recharge their minds and bodies, and the work they provided to the school gave them an opportunity to give back to the community who helps support them on and off the field.
“It was really fun,” said senior running back Javohn Jone of the excursion. “I’m from here and always wanted to be a Lobo, so helping out of campus is great. There aren’t a lot of people on campus right now, but the smiles and thank you’s we got from the people that were here was great.”
The Lobos kick off the 2019 season on August 31st against Sam Houston State at DreamStyle Stadium. For information regarding season tickets and other ticket promotions, visit GoLobos.com.