As frustrating as it’s been for people stuck at home, practicing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, the first responders and healthcare professionals are at ground zero of the whole thing. So the Ohio State Buckeyes football team got together to send a message to those brave workers.
In a series of tweets from many players, coaches and front office people, the Buckeyes gave their thanks to the many people risking their health to protect our own.
Head coach Ryan Day’s message included a picture of his kids holding up “thank you” signs. Running backs coach Tony Alford published a half-minute long video offering his own thanks.
Then there was graduate assistant Kennedy Cook, who compiled messages from multiple players and coaches in a two-minute video of thanks and well-wishes.
On behalf of the entire The Ohio State football program we would like to thank all of the First Responders, Medical Personnel and Essential Workers for everything they are doing! #GoBucks #Fight pic.twitter.com/qm0ZZ0ZL0L
— Ryan Day (@ryandaytime) March 30, 2020
To all of the 1st responders and essential workers- thank you so very much for the work and care you continue to give. Your selfless acts are appreciated!! pic.twitter.com/CNjxu6FEKZ
— Coach Tony Alford (@CoachTonyAlford) March 30, 2020
On behalf of The Ohio State Univeristy Offensive Line we would like to say thank you to all of the Essential Workers, First Responders, and Medical Personel for everything they are doing during this time! We appreciate you! #GoBucks #Fight pic.twitter.com/gOAMuObvE3
— Kennedy Cook (@CoachCookOL) March 30, 2020
The state of Ohio is currently getting hit pretty hard by the coronavirus pandemic. A recent report from NBC indicates that nearly 2,000 people have tested positive. 39 people have reportedly lost their lives to the dangerous virus.
It may be a while before the Buckeyes return to the field to entertain us on Saturdays.
But right now they’re doing whatever they can to ensure that the people who need help and support get it.