Dec. 20, 2006
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio football took the day off from practice, but not from helping the community on Wednesday. Several Bobcats spent the morning participating in the annual Salvation Army bell ringing outside different local businesses.
"It's good to be out here for the community and do things outside the football field to show we care," senior wide receiver Ahmona Maxwell said. "
Bobcat student-athletes were at various local businesses from 9 a.m. until noon on Wednesday soliciting donations on behalf of the Salvation Army. Ohio's holiday-time community service was possible because of the Bobcats' bowl preparation schedule. The fact that the team is still in town practicing was not lost on members of the community.
"They've been kind of excited to see football players out here," Maxwell said. "It's been a great experience. People have been coming up to us and talking about the game and wishing us a Merry Christmas."
While the Bobcats are helping the Salvation Army make others holiday wishes come true, Maxwell has one of his own he would like to make happen.
"I wish for a win in Alabama to go out my senior year," he said. "That would be the biggest thing."