This summer, the Wolves have gone out into the community and given almost 300 hours of service.
“We believe in helping this community, because we know all of our efforts and everything that we are doing has been successful,” Limbaugh said. “I do believe in one school, one community, one vision- that’s excellence. Part of that is giving back to the community. Something that our kids have been doing- we have been cutting grass at different locations. Some people can’t afford to have their grass cut and/or people that are not able. We have been cutting their grass for them. Also we have been cleaning up the side of the roads. We have been picking up garbage on the side of the road. The kids have gone through the area stores and picked up everything from paper to cigarette butts and put them in the garbage cans.”
The Wolves also make sure their campus stays nice and clean. Limbaugh said his players helped him turn the weight room and locker room into a place they can be proud of.
“We had our kids in the weight room (Monday) moping the floor, cleaning up in here and taking pride in what they have,” Limbaugh said. “We have been doing a lot of work in the locker rooms. We have laid a new floor, painted the walls, putting in new lockers and everything like that to give them something that they can be proud of. Our kids also cleaned up around the lunchroom. They cleaned up that area and the playground.”
Working together for one common purpose this summer has brought the Wolves football team closer together.
“It has really caused some cohesiveness there with our team,” Limbaugh said. “They are becoming more of a team. They are learning they can’t do it as individuals; they have to do this as a team. Any effort that is going to be successful on that field starts with that person that is bigger than myself.”
Winning on Friday night is important for Limbaugh, but not as important as it is for players to become respectable and responsible men in society.
“You don’t have to win six or eight ball games to be a winner,” he said. “We want that to happen, we want to win every one of them. We want to win 10 games, go to the playoffs and win a state championship here. That’s what our kids are believing. One day that is going to be a reality. We are going to win a state championship here, but before you get to that point where you win on the field, you got to win the classroom everyday. These kids have to learn and they are learning that their credits count. They are going to do their schoolwork before they hit the field. You have to be a better person; they have to be a dependable person, someone that is honest, and someone with great integrity. Once you master those things you will be a good husband, you will be a good father. We want to teach these kids more than just about winning the game on the field. We want to teach them how to win in life, and that is part of building a program.”
Fayetteville will continue to volunteer in the community until fall practice begins Aug. 6.