Ohio Football: Bobcats take part in Albertsons Tackle Hunger event in Boise< < Back to
BOISE, ID — Ohio’s trip to Boise began at Bishop Kelly High School for the Albertson’s Tackle Hunger event. Thanks to Ohio and Nevada, the two schools combined to put together over 40,000 meals for families in the local community.
“We got all together and put teamwork in to get 40,000 meals for kids across the world,” Ohio offensive lineman Hagen Meservy said.
It was a special moment for the players to come together to make an impact.
“It was cool to know that once we got here that we were making everyone in the area better essentially,” Ohio wide receiver DL Knock said. “Both teams just trying to find ways to combine together to help the community.
1-in-9 people in the world are impacted by hunger every day — that equates to over 795 million people.
“You don’t think about that. You don’t think that in our world today that kids are starving,” Meservy said. “People are starving all in the world around us and everything that we do.
Hunger is an issue that hits home in Southeast Ohio. The Bobcats saw the event as an opportunity to continue what Joe Burrow’s Heisman speech ignited — which helped raise over $400,000 for the Athens County Food Bank.
“Especially being from Athens with everything that has gone on from Joe Burrow, we’ve all heard about him making money for everything to help our community and it’s all been uplifting,” Knock said. “We’ve helped not just our community in Athens, but we’ve been able to help other communities as well and coming out here has given us the opportunity to help.”
It’s more fulfilling because they did it as one.
“Just team camaraderie,” Meservy said. “I mean we got the whole group of guys together. Got us all at the same table and we were throwing the flakes in and the salt and bagging it all and screaming and so it ended up being a really good time.
@nathan_rourke and Ohio take the practice field in an hour in Boise. Rourke will be known as a winner on the field in his 3-year career at Ohio, but he's been equally sensational off the field. He was the Ohio-recipient of the Idaho Potato bowl humanitarian award. https://t.co/EgmmDbFqzq pic.twitter.com/1pnOKhwZLi
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