Twelve members of the Clifton High School Football program joined coaches Chuck Caniford and Chip Mayfield in participating in the Caring Beyond Competition volunteer disaster relief effort on Tuesday in Wimberley, Texas. Wimberley was recently hit with devastating floods, which destroyed hundreds of homes in the community and tragically took the lives of 11 people on Memorial Day weekend. The Blanco River crested at 43 feet, while the flood stage is 13 feet.
The Cubs took part in this effort to help residents with the cleanup and rebuilding effort. The guys met at the Clifton High School fieldhouse at 4:45am and headed out on the three hour drive. While in Wimberley, the Cubs were assigned to work at a home that had been completely gutted by the flood waters. Work they performed while on site included: clearing brush, trees, rocks and trash that had washed onto the property, cutting down trees that were destroyed, breaking and removing tile from inside the home, setting new corner and t-posts to reconstruct property fence, and clearing trash and debris from river bank.
The Cubs were paired with the Steele Knights from Cibolo, Texas. With over 50 players and coaches on-site at this property, the athletes and coaches from Clifton and Steele were able to complete a lot of work to assist the residents. It was a great day of volunteer work and was inspiring seeing student-athletes and coaches gather from around the state to assist the community of Wimberley. Over 400 student-athletes from 19 schools participated in the program. Members of the Cub Football Program that participated included: Clayton Caniford, Jesus Enriquez, Trevor Ernst, Hutch Kettler, Jordan Larance, Travis Nickel, Shane Raines, Hunter Ringo, Edgar Rodriguez, Alex Simpson, Tanner Thomas and Brayden Wise.
If you are interested in ways you can help the residents of Wimberely and other communities devastated by the flooding, please check out the following link.
If you are interested in taking a group to volunteer in Wimberley, you can contact the Texas Conservation Corps, who are coordinating the volunteer efforts at (512) 754-2275.