A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania high school football team is going viral after their coach canceled practice to shovel their neighbors’ driveways for free.
Bethel Park High School Football Coach Brian DeLallo made the announcement on Jan. 16 and 40-some players went out and shoveled for hours.
“Due to expected severe weather, Monday’s weightlifting workout has been cancelled,” the coach tweeted. “Find an elderly or disabled neighbor and shovel their driveway. Don’t accept any money – that’s our Monday workout.”
After DeLallo’s tweet went viral, he was quick to give credit to former head coach Jeff Metheny who started the tradition more than 20 years ago.
“This received much more attention than we ever expected,” he said. “I must give any credit for the idea to Jeff Metheny, who was Head Football Coach at Bethel Park for 25 years before me. We are simply carrying on 1 of the many great traditions he established. Thanks, Coach Metheny!”