West Hills College Coalinga football head coach Justin Berna has always stressed the importance of life off the field. On Friday, members of his team learned that lesson first-hand as Falcon student-athletes volunteered their time to host a football camp at the West Hills Coalinga Child Development Center.
"It was great to give back to our community and be able to work with the children in person during COVID," said Berna.
The Child Development Center offers child care for as young as 8 weeks old as well as preschool classes for ages up to 5 years old. The older CDC attendees as well as the student-athletes had a great time on the field.
"I don't know who enjoyed it more, the children or our players," said Berna.
Friday's event was another opportunity to promote life lessons that can be taught through sports.
"I love seeing our student-athletes work within our community," Berna said. "It shows our young men how important our community is and how they can be role models and help make someone's day better."