High school wrestling team uses its strength for community - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Updated

High school wrestling team uses its strength to benefit the community

Posted: Updated:

LIBERTY TWP., Ohio - The Liberty High School wrestling team got into the spirit of the season before their match Wednesday evening. They hope to set a standard for other teams to follow.

These Liberty High school wrestlers may be rough and tough on the outside, but inside they have big hearts with a soft touch.

Tarik Muse a captain on the team said "We just wanted to give back because in order to receive blessings and stuff you gotta give back and sometimes people are unfortunate so you have to give you know."

 "I felt like this is important to give kids a good role model," said Joey Leschnack who is also a captain.

 These seniors have done community service in the past but this year was special.

Fellow senior and captain Darell McLendon said "We've been here for a little while and we decided that we wanted to do something that would be more of an impact as our last year."

So before their wrestling match, the team gave Akron Children's Mahoning Valley a $3,000 check for kids who can't pay for care and toys for little ones who have to be at the hospital during the holidays.

Jamie Petrus, Akron Children's Mahoning Valley Development Coordinator said "It's always so heartwarming to know that kids truly and truly believe in getting their friends and their neighbors and the other people in the community better."

An effort they hope will catch on among the other teams in their league.

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Lightning kills boy swimming in Pennsylvania creek

    Lightning kills boy swimming in Pennsylvania creek

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:09:34 GMT
    Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek.More >>
    Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek.More >>
  • Ohio police: Wedding guest tries to steal gifts

    Ohio police: Wedding guest tries to steal gifts

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in Dayton say a wedding guest tried to make off with checks and cash for the newlyweds. Officers were called to the wedding reception late Saturday night after workers noticed that a safe had been emptied out. Police say about $6,800 was found in unopened wedding cards inside a tuxedo garment bag belonging to one of the guests. A police report says surveillance video showed a man entering the office and later walking out with the garment bag. The man told police he...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in Dayton say a wedding guest tried to make off with checks and cash for the newlyweds. Officers were called to the wedding reception late Saturday night after workers noticed that a safe had been emptied out. Police say about $6,800 was found in unopened wedding cards inside a tuxedo garment bag belonging to one of the guests. A police report says surveillance video showed a man entering the office and later walking out with the garment bag. The man told police he...More >>
  • Flying club remembers 4 killed in Ohio plane crash

    Flying club remembers 4 killed in Ohio plane crash

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Members of a flying club held a candlelight vigil to remember four Ohio college students killed a week ago when a small plane crashed just after taking off near Cleveland. Friends and family members were among the 80 people who gathered Sunday night near the crash site in Willoughby Hills. Federal officials say the pilot of the plane reported he was having trouble climbing just after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport. All four people aboard the plane were stude...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Members of a flying club held a candlelight vigil to remember four Ohio college students killed a week ago when a small plane crashed just after taking off near Cleveland. Friends and family members were among the 80 people who gathered Sunday night near the crash site in Willoughby Hills. Federal officials say the pilot of the plane reported he was having trouble climbing just after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport. All four people aboard the plane were stude...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms