Diamond Bar players CHAMPS off the field

Ten burly, yet kind and giving Diamond Bar High
School football players will soon begin volunteering as tutors, mentors, and
buddies with Castle Rock Elementary students.


A new program called Creating Honorable Aspiring Mentors
with Purpose (C.H.A.M.P.) is the concept of Head Football Coach Ryan Maine who
also happens to be a Castle Rock alumnus from the Class of 1994. His football players will begin their new assignment on
Jan. 27.  

 They will visit the elementary school each week to mentor,
tutor, read, and “hang out” with select students.

 “I can’t wait
to see the smiles on our kids’ faces when they meet and develop friendships
with these caring guys,” said
Castle Rock Principal Carol Sullivan.

 Maine wants his players to be positive role models on and
off the football field. “I believe this will
really help develop their character,” he said.