Tennessee-Chattanooga Football players making a difference in teens’ lives | NewsChannel9.com

Making a difference in young lives with tasks that obviously fall under “other duties as assigned.”

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Many times we hear stories about college athletes or teenagers in a bad light.

But not tonight. Chattanooga Mocs football players are making a difference in the lives of wayward teens.

Bethel Bible Village, which houses teens in crisis, has partnered with the Mocs, who spend valuable time with these boys.

Trust, friendships and right decisions in life are coming out of it.

The Mocs have put two weeks of spring practice in the books.

Aside from school and football, some players have another important obligation.

Every week 10 players spend about an hour with the boys of Bethel. They often play basketball.

At first, Kadeem Wise, UTC’s Director of Football Operations, said the kids were reluctant to meet the players. But after a few visits, that changed. “But now we come in, we’re high-fiving, we’re smiling. They’re telling us about stuff throughout their day, they’re telling us about their family. We’re growing closer as a group.”

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