BEREA, Ohio -- Every year when the Baldwin Wallace University football team comes to preseason camp, each Yellow Jacket football student-athletes returns to campus with a box or bag of school supplies and a note of encouragement for needy children. For a number of years, Head Coach John Snell has worked with Frannie Milward of the Church Street Ministries Group in Berea in an effort to benefit young children who are not as fortunate as some others.
"We are committed to community service," said Snell, who is in his 13th season at his alma mater and owns a 77-45 career record with one NCAA Division III Playoff appearance to his credit. "We want our student-athletes to help others. We want them to realize sacrifice and how we can help others in the classroom, off the field and on the field. I think our student-athletes have grown to enjoy the programs and the interaction with others who may be less fortunate than themselves."
The event takes place at the annual opening day Family Team Picnic at Strosaker Hall (the student union). Milward and some members of her staff join Coach Snell and the team for the picnic. Then the members of the senior class take a group picture with Snell, Milward and her staff. Then its time for the supplies to be loaded onto a truck and taken to be utilized by children in need.
"This is a fantastic event each year and I would like to thank coach Snell and his staff, the young men who play football at Baldwin Wallace University and the university administration for both their generosity and community service," said Milward. "We believe in helping others and the school supplies go a long way toward helping so many young children.
"The most important component of the supplies from each BW student-athlete is the beautiful messages of encouragement that the young men write to the children," continued Milward. "The messages and encouraging and make a difference. We just can't thank coach Snell and his staff more."
The Yellow Jackets begin preseason practices on Monday, August 18 and play their first game on Saturday, September 13 against Bluffton University on Family & Communinty Day in Berea at 2:00 p.m. The annual Family & Community Day picnic begins in the North Quad at 12:00 noon. For more information on the Family & Community Day picnic, please visit the web site at http://www.b-wcommunity.net/page.aspx?pid=267&cid=2&ceid=287&cerid=0&cdt=9%2f13%2f2014.
At halftime of that game, the University will recognize its five 2014 CAPITAL ONE Academic All-Americans, including three 2013 football student-athletes, graduates Zack Barley '14 and David Flegal '14 and current senior Joe Kasper '15, who is not playing football this season and is interning with the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League.
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December 2, 2014 BW’s O’Brien Named Capital One Academic All-American
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November 8, 2014 Mount Union Beats BW, 59-3, in Berea
November 7, 2014 BW Hosts #3 Mount Union on Seniors' Day
November 1, 2014 BW beats Capital, 48-14, in Columbus
October 30, 2014 Yellow Jackets Travel To Capital For Week Eight
October 25, 2014 BW Football Loses to Otterbein, 20-9, in OAC Clash
October 23, 2014 BW Hosts Otterbein on Professor Appreciation Day
October 18, 2014 BW Wins at Wilmington, 56-17, for Third Straight Triumph
October 15, 2014 Yellow Jackets Remain on Road with OAC Game at Wilmington
October 13, 2014 Riemenschneider Earns Second Straight OAC Weekly Honor
October 11, 2014 Riemenschneider's Late Interception Leads to BW Win at Marietta
October 9, 2014 BW Travels to Marietta for Second Road Game
October 7, 2014 Riemenschneider Garners Second Career OAC Weekly Honor
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September 30, 2014 BW Hosts Muskingum on Homecoming
September 27, 2014 BW Drops Gold Bowl Game to No. 8 John Carroll
September 24, 2014 26th Annual Gold Bowl Football Game Vs. John Carroll Set For Saturday
September 20, 2014 BW Loses Heartbreaker to Ohio Northern on Late TD
September 18, 2014 BW Football Hosts Ohio Northern on Shriners' Day
September 15, 2014 Two Yellow Jacket Football Players Named OAC Players of the Week
September 13, 2014 BW Opens 2014 Football Season With a 32-20 Win Versus Bluffton
September 12, 2014 BW Football Opens Season vs. Bluffton on Community Day
August 17, 2014 BW Football Donates School Supplies for 13th Straight Year
August 12, 2014 Addison Carbone is Ready to Lead the Defense
August 6, 2014 BW Football Team Picked Fifth in OAC Preseason Polls
July 22, 2014 Ron Lewis Joins BW Football Staff as Wide Receiver Coach
July 8, 2014 Crow Joins BW Football Staff as Offensive Line Coach
July 1, 2014 BW Football Team Seeks OAC Title in 2014
May 1, 2014 Carney Named BW Football Offensive Coordinator