A Football Match for Mariah

A Football Match for Mariah

by Courtney Wheaton on November 18, 2013

A football game took place to honor the memory of a local girl who’s life was taken too soon.

Sunday at Sulsberger Stadium, the Zanesville River Monsters played against the Mid-Ohio Falcons to raise money for the family of Mariah Williams. Williams was a zanesville student who passed away this past October after a brave battle with brain cancer. The men who play for the the Ohio Football League Semi Pro Team, were excited to give back to their community in a big way.

"Well we are going give the money from tonight to Mariah’s family to help pay medical bills, or pay their electric bill or if they needed to take a week off from work or something like that to be able to deal with what’s going on, said River Monster President, Rob Shoop. "They are going to take the money and use it for whatever they need for their family. "

The River Monsters won the game and Shoop says the team hopes to have at least five home charity games next season to help even more people in the area. For more information or to become a member of the River Monsters visit them on Facebook or give the president a call by phone at 740-617-5416.