Twelve students from Loveland High School attended the Anthony Muñoz Foundation Youth Leadership Seminar in October and are following up with a Service Challenge Project to benefit students at William Howard Taft Elementary School in Cincinnati. (Left to right: Jacob Cotsonas, Sean McElveen, Carson Deer, Kate Garry, Gabe Ogdan, Cole Harter, Claire Massey, Delaney O’Brien, Jillian Hayes, Andrew Waple, Kaitlyn Kramer and Ellie Carr.)

Columnist Cassie Mattia is a resident of Historic Downtown

by Cassie Mattia

Loveland, Ohio – Here’s a chance to get an early pre-season look at the Tiger Women’s basketball teams and help a very good cause!

Twelve students at Loveland High School (LHS) that were selected to attend the Anthony Muñoz 2019 Youth Leadership Seminar in early October, kicked off a “Service Challenge Project” with Spirit Week at LHS on Wednesday.

The project goal is to raise the funds needed to provide a Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course items for the physical education program at William Howard Taft Elementary School.

OHSAA Foundation Basketball Games

Foundation Service Week is highlighted by a “Foundation Game.” Member schools electing to participate in Foundation Service Week are permitted to use one of their five allotted scrimmages to play a regulation game under all normal game conditions. Foundation Games do not count against a team’s record. Through this initiative, Ohio student-athletes generated in excess of $500,000 for charitable organizations and causes across the nation and beyond

The students are partnering with the LHS Girls Basketball team in a joint effort to raise the money for equipment that the students at William Howard Taft Elementary have both talked about and wished for. Loveland’s game against Fairfield High School has been sanctioned as an OHSAA Foundation Scrimmage and will contribute to the cause. The following is information on the scrimmage!

Tuesday, November 19

Loveland High School is at #1 Tiger Trail

Start time: 6 PM (JV), 7:30 PM (Varsity)

Admission: $5/person

Raffles: Gift basket, Jaxson Hayes (Loveland native and NBA New Orleans Pelicans) signed jersey, and split the pot

Tickets ($1) will be sold for a chance at the half-time three-point shot

“Fill the bucket” – money collections between the third and fourth quarter of the varsity game

Mr. Anthony Muñoz will be attending the event.

About the Anthony Muñoz Service Challenge Project

Anthony Muñoz, a former 13-season offensive lineman for the Cincinnati Bengals and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, started his foundation in 2002 to make a difference in the lives of local youth in the Greater Cincinnati area. The Anthony Muñoz Foundation has since engaged the Tri-State region to positively impact youth mentally, physically and spiritually. The annual Youth Leadership Seminar brings together more than 1,000 students from schools in the region for a day of leadership development, where they have also presented the challenge to meet a need in their community through a Service Challenge Project.

Columnist Cassia Mattia is a resident of Historic Downtown Loveland. She is the Associate Editor of Loveland Magazine.

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