Roughrider heroes visit Montgomery
The Roughrider Heroes take a photo with Montgomery principal, Ivonna Gonzales.
On October 18th and 25th, members of the Roosevelt High School football team, "The Roughrider Heroes" visited Montgomery Elementary School to support and encourage student success.
The football players visited kindergarten through 5th grade classes. They attended morning meetings and discussed student achievement, character and responsibility. In their two visits to Montgomery, the Roughrider Heroes have met with approximately 300 students.
Roosevelt Head Coach, Matt Carroll initiated the Roughrider Heroes program, and he selects eligible student athletes to participate. He states that this experience develops leadership qualities in the athletes. “Our football players also realize that they are role models for younger Montgomery students”, he adds.
The Roughrider Heroes will continue to make regular visits to Montgomery with a mission to build relationships and encourage students to achieve in the classroom and in sports. In November, they will write letters of encouragement to the students.
Montgomery students look up to the Roosevelt athletes. They look forward to and benefit from their visits.
Posted on November 5, 2013