Another reason to cheer for the Bearcats this year

At first, Mitch Stone was hesitant when he was approached with the idea of being ???adopted??? by the University of Cincinnati football team.

Mitch, who completed the fifth grade last year at Maddux Elementary School with straight A???s, does not like a lot of attention, according to his mother, Dee. And even though he was an ardent UC fan, he wasn???t sure this was right for him.

???I had to talk him into it,??? Dee said.

That was back in July when the Bearcats became the first Division I football team in the country to adopt a child as part of the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. Six weeks later, both Mitch and his family are grateful for the support they???ve received from UC.

Given the two places I’ve worked over the last 10 years, it’s hard not to feel a little connection to this story. Kudos to the team, and, above all, best of luck to Mitch and his family.

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