CVC Football Makes A Difference

Odds are good that you have heard quite a bit about CVC football in the past few months. You probably know at least one or two of the players and probably a few of the latest wins too – but do you know the football team’s mission?

Serving others is just what the team set out to do this Saturday morning.

October 25 is national Make A Difference day, so 26 CVC football players headed over to Kaweah Oaks Preserve to lend their muscles and teamwork to a project clearing paths for children’s nature walks.

At 9:00am, work was underway at the preserve, with other local community members joining in to share the workload.

“We were easily the biggest group of volunteers there,” said Coach Mason Hughes.

“It was cool for our kids to be a part of because this was a group of people they don’t normally talk to,” Hughes continued. “It’s easy to go read to kids at CVC elementary for service because you probably know the teacher or the kids or their siblings but when you go out to a new place – even when it’s right down the street – there isn’t one person there our kids know.”

The football team worked alongside community members by pulling vines, clearing brush, loading and hauling the brush away and re-grounding trail signs. Sequoia Land Trust works with the preserve to provide an opportunity for kids to come out for field trips and learn about the natural habitat around the (now dry) creek bed.

“The biggest thing is just to get our kids to help people that are outside of their comfort zone,” said Coach Hughes. “We’ve got these 60 football players that I hope become servants in the church and community and this was a great chance to do just that.”

Coach Hughes reiterated that the football team’s mission – being others-centered – does not just mean other teammates but also other teams and other people.

“That should be the premise of everything we do at CVC – loving God and love others. That’s cultivating Christian adults and shaping Christ-like character.”

Great work, CVC football!


“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” – 1 Peter 4:10

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