Photos: Members of the Ohio State Football Team Give Back During Fiesta Bowl Community Service Event

By Andrew Lind on December 28, 2016 at 8:10 pm

Ohio State players took time away from their busy week of interviews, practices and game planning for the Fiesta Bowl to give back to the community on Wednesday afternoon.

Raekwon McMillan, Jalyn Holmes, Chris Worley and a handful of other Buckeyes traveled to Alta E. Butler Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona, where they painted a mural, installed tetherball courts and constructed picnic tables.

“It means a lot to come out and have fun with everybody and show we're human like everybody else,” Holmes told Eleven Warriors. “I try to give back as much as I can wherever I'm at and just be a good example for the kids.”

Children, amazed by the height of some of the players, posed for pictures. They also encouraged A.J. Alexander to throw some paint on teammate Jahsen Wint. And though it seemed like fun and games for the Buckeyes, they also know how much it means to the community.

“I don't come from a lot, so just to be in a position that I can give back and help put a smile on other people's faces means a lot,” Worley said.

Check out photos from the event above.

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