WTAE-TV’s Andrew Stockey reported on a day-long Dignity & Respect Sportsmanship session led by Charlie Batch, volunteers from the Best of the Batch Foundation, and other speakers. Twenty student-athletes took part in that workshop consisting of motivational speeches, discussions and educational exercises, with a single unifying message from all the speakers: What happened on the field need not define you or your teammates moving forward.
WTAE shows footage from the session, with Charlie saying: “Football will leave us at some point, but it’s the person you want to be off the field. You want to make sure that you’re better off the field than you are on it.”
The Clairton players learned their lesson. At the end of the day, the team recorded a video and posted it on Twitter, apologizing to the Bishop Guilfoyle players and congratulating them on their victory — a message the Bears were not able to send on the field because of the game’s abrupt conclusion.
See the entire report here.