WV Wesleyan Football Team Trades Autographs for Smiles


A local college football team offered its signatures in return for smiles on Wednesday night.

The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats have already wrapped up their Spring Game, and now comes the down time where they can hold events like they did on Wednesday.

The Bobcats paid a visit to Buffalo Wild Wings in Buckhannon, signing autographs for fans of all ages. It was an idea thought of by Head Coach George Shehl, one to familiarize the community with his players.

Portions of the money made on the night will be donated to the Wesleyan football program. Also, fans could pay a few dollars to bid on a Bobcats helmet signed by every player on the team.

Coaches and players agree the event made for a great night.

"It was really an opportunity to get our players out in the community. I know our players really enjoy getting involved with the youth football in Buckhannon and they like in read to the schools. I think the kids in the Buckhannon like to see some of the college football players that play in Buckhannon," Shehl replied.

"It's just a great feeling to give back to this community. It's given so much to me all of my life. I always talk about Lewis County and Upshur County is pretty much the same thing. It's just a blessing to be here," Wesleyan freshman lineman Wilson Harvey said.

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