BRADFORD, Pa. – Eight members of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford wrestling team spent some time off the mats and in the community Saturday, joining several of the group's members in assisting with a mission for Project Serve.
"It was such a nice surprise to see the Pitt athletes show up to help," Dan Williams, one of Project Serve's leaders, said. "The even nicer surprise was their humble, pleasant and giving attitudes. All of us at the outreach consider them to be blessings."
Project Serve is an organization focused on finding and helping others in the community who have no help or who have nowhere else to turn.
Wrestlers Colton Davis, Mitch Dowd, Andrew McRandal, Kendric Moore, Dan Shields, Aaron Smith, Mike Walkup and Brent Wilson volunteered, along with their staff advisor, Kathy Moonan, and Rich Kahle, facilities and fitness center manager. The volunteers moved furniture into a new men's sober living house in Bradford.
The many hands – and positives attitudes -- accomplished a tremendous amount in a short amount of time, as the team unloaded eight truckloads in an hour to help complete the task.
Project Serve will assist with another move later in the month of September with a Habitat for Humanity home.