Lawns got mowed, fences fixed and weeds felled this summer by the strong arms of Wildcat football players—all part of the Wildcat Worker program. About 30 players took part this summer, from incoming freshmen to seniors, mostly football players, but a few soccer players also joined in. Wildcat Workers was started to take financial pressure of sports off families. It’s become a win-win for the athletes, their team and local homeowners, says Worker parent Kathy Hyland.
“If you’ve got three guys doing a job that one homeowner would do himself, it gets done three time as fast,” said Hyland. “The boys work hard. People are surprised at what they could get accomplished.” Some boys earn enough to put some away for college on top of football costs. “If boys wanted to work, the work was there,” said Hyland.
While Wildcat Workers is now over for the fall, it will start up again in April.
You can learn more by sending an e-mail to Wildcatworkers@hotmail.com.