Hornets players are commended for help with benefit

Assisting with the Civitan 5K Saturday were, from left, Brodie Nixon, Brandon Nguyen, Laryssa Calley, Jerran Terry, Ian Shuttleworth, Ben Seale and Brandon Smith

BENTON — On Saturday, April 17, the Civitan Center, which operates in Bryant and Benton, hosted a 5k race as a fundraiser for their non-profit organization. The center asked Bryant Coach Paul Calley and his wife Laryssa, a member of the board of directors at Civitan, if there were some Bryant football players that would offer their assistance.[more]

“Brodie Nixon, Brandon Nguyen, Jerran Terry, Ian Shuttleworth, Ben Seale and Brandon Smith all showed up promptly at 6:30 a.m.,” Laryssa Calley said, “and began working — running errands for the director, setting up the finish line area, directing runners — and they helped with clean-up duties. They represented Bryant and the football team well.

“Too often these days, we see athletes that are not good role models for young kids and their sport,” she added. “I want to recognize these Bryant varsity football players that are working to make a difference in not only their lives, but Saline County.”

Civitan Services provides quality educational and life skills training for people with developmental disabilities.

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