Kicking Hunger was started in 2012 by Mariemont kicker Hans Hinebaugh when he returned from a mission trip where he saw extreme poverty for the first time. Hans came home determined to make a difference by feeding and caring for the homeless and hungry in his own city. He asked friends, family, and businesses to donate money for each point he scored as the kicker on the Mariemont football team. Other kickers have since joined the effort, and in five years, more than $27,000 has been raised. That’s enough to provide a meal and care for more than 14,000 people!
Says Mariemont head coach Kurry Commins: “I feel it is our responsibility, as leaders of young people, to help them, especially when they show great character and initiative. Helping the less fortunate can be life-changing. At Mariemont, we believe in service above self, of paying it forward. I believe all schools, coaches and administrators have the same mission. Join us in making a difference in the kids’ lives and the lives of those in need.”
Join The Team!
The following kickers are raising money to feed and care for the hungry and homeless with every point they score this season. Because of them, thousands of hungry and homeless people will be fed and cared for again. Will you sponsor them for $1, $5, $10 or more per point or make a flat donation?
Support Mariemont’s Cameron Hollander
Support Sycamore’s Jacob Hasselbeck
Support Badin’s Ethan Krug
Support Madeira’s Ryan Lienhart
Support Wyoming’s Sergio Listo
Support Reading’s Sam Sofio
Support Moeller’s Kevin Thibodeaux
Interested Kickers and Schools
We would love to have you and your school join our movement to break the cycle of poverty and despair in our city! Learn more about joining us in Kicking Hunger.
Calling all high school football fans! Your business can help feed the hungry while supporting local high schools through a corporate sponsorship. Opportunities available to sponsor one specific school of your choice or the city-wide event. Learn more about sponsorship.