McIntosh football helps vet with hot tub

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When a local veteran was in need, the McIntosh Chiefs football team stepped in to move a hot tub to help with his rehab.

When a local veteran was in need, the McIntosh Chiefs football team stepped up to help.

A local veteran wounded while serving in the U.S. Navy in Afghanistan needed a hot tub to continue his rehab at home while awaiting another surgery, but he had no way to move it. A community member heard of the veteran’s need and reached out to the team.

Handling the move were players Jacob Dalton, Emmett Fisher, Ian Fisher, Omar Gonzalez, Marcus Malone, Jr., and Shakur Simpson, along with coaches Derek Smith, Jonathan Black, Adam Daigler, and Avery Roth.

For head coach Derek Smith, it was a perfect opportunity to give back to the community that supports the team, especially a veteran who served our country.

“The importance of community service lies in the fact that it connects us to the community by improving it and making it a better place for all of us to live in,” said Coach Smith. “It provides you with a perfect opportunity to become closer to the community you live in. it broadens your horizons by helping you understand the needs of the society and the population you are trying to help through the project you are volunteering on. Reading or hearing about issues is not quite the same as getting personally involved.”