A loss to our community

A loss to our community

March 28, 2021 

Dear Heidelberg Community,

We are writing to share some very tragic news with all of you.  Early this morning, the Heidelberg community lost one of its own when sophomore student-athlete Curtis Helman was killed in an ATV accident in neighboring Wood County.  Our campus is devastated at this news.  We ask that all of us keep Curtis's family, parents Greag and Diane and sisters Brooke and Brianna, as well as his football family and his 'Berg friends in our thoughts and prayers.

Curtis was from Brunswick, Ohio, where he was a standout athlete, lettering three times each in football, wrestling and rugby.  He was in his second year as a member of the 'Berg football team and was majoring in Criminology and minoring in Psychology.  He was a resident of Williard Hall.

Although his time with Heidelberg was much too short, he left a positive impression on everyone he encountered, especially his Student Prince teammates.

We will share additional information as it becomes available. Counselors at Stoner Health & Counseling Center are on hand today to provide assistance to anyone who may be struggling with this loss.  Please call 419-448-2041 or email John Sharp, associate director of counseling, at jsharp@heidelberg.edu, if you need to speak to someone.

During difficult times like these, the true meaning of "the Heidelberg family" comes into clear view.  Please reach out for support if you need to, lean on each other and provide care for Curtis's friends and family who are just beginning to grieve.

With heavy hearts,

Scott Donaldson
Head Football Coach

Chris Abrams
Dean of Student Affairs

Rob Huntington

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