Stow-Munroe Falls High School boys soccer team joined other organizations along with Elves and More for the ninth year in a row to help the Elves and More Foundation build bikes for a community. Each year Elves and More teams up to gift an entire community bikes so that they all can share their joy at the same time. The SMFHS soccer team volunteered at a warehouse in Akron on Dec. 10 to help assemble bikes and participated in all facets of the bike assembly.

"This is our annual volunteer event," according to Head Soccer Coach Kyle Kosmala. "Through the goodness of Elves and More of Northeast Ohio and the many volunteers 1,100 bikes were built with the intent to bring hope and joy to children living within our communities during the Christmas Holiday Season."

SMFHS Soccer Team volunteers included Coach Kosmala, Nick Winkler, Joe Gresser, Mason Hearty, Mark Montgomery, Sean Flanagan, Aidan Banner, Frano Katalinic, Ethan Hearty, Coach James Dudones, Caleb Benci, Alex Miller, Scott Miller, Josh Colvis, Coach Harold Burns, Scott Cassenhiser, Caden Hayward and Eric Caldwell.

Elves and More of Northeast Ohio is unique that it is unlike typical adopt-a-family programs which only select individual families -- it adopts entire neighborhoods so that every child living within the selected neighborhood receives a Christmas gift. No one is left out. The hope is that through these efforts a cycle of caring and giving that repeats itself, generation after generation, is started. For information on Elves and More, visit the website at http://elvesandmoreneo.org and Stow High School Soccer Team http://www.bulldogfc1966.com/.