NGYFL set­ting up schol­ar­ship fund to as­sist with foot­ball costs

Walker County Messenger - - Sports - By Scott Herpst

The North Ge­or­gia Youth Foot­ball League (NGYFL) is ask­ing for your as­sis­tance in help­ing chil­dren play foot­ball this fall.

Adam Wilson, the Ca­toosa County Parks and Re­cre­ation Ath­let­ics Co­or­di­na­tor, has started a schol­ar­ship fund through the web­site Wilson said the goal is to raise $10,000 be­fore foot­ball sign-ups end on Aug. 12.

“Many kids in the North Ge­or­gia area want to play foot­ball, but the cost to par­tic­i­pate is some­times more than their par­ents can af­ford,” Wilson wrote on the gofundme site. “The North Ge­or­gia Youth Foot­ball League would like to schol­ar­ship those kids who are less for­tu­nate and un­able to af­ford the ex­penses as­so­ci­ated with the league.”

Ac­cord­ing to the site, the do­na­tions to­ward the fund would go to­ward cov­er­ing play­ers’ reg­is­tra­tion fees, which can typ­i­cally run be­tween $75-$100, and play­ers’ equip­ment (such as hel­mets, pads, cleats, mouth pieces, pants, prac­tice jer­seys) that can cost any­where be­tween $200-$300 more.

The NGYFL will man­age all do­na­tions re­ceived. Re­cre­ation depart­ments and par­ent-run as­so­ci­a­tions that par­tic­i­pate in the NGYFL may pri­vately and dis­creetly nom­i­nate play­ers from their or­ga­ni­za­tion to re­ceive full or par­tial schol­ar­ships.

No money will be dis­trib­uted to any one per­son or fam­ily. Rather, the money will be dis­trib­uted to the re­spec­tive re­cre­ation depart­ments or par­en­trun as­so­ci­a­tions. The to­tal amount of schol­ar­ships awarded will de­pend on the to­tal amount of do­na­tions re­ceived.

Wilson says $10,000 would be enough to schol­ar­ship 100 kids who would nor­mally not be able to play. He adds that any mon­e­tary do­na­tions, from $1 to $1,000, will be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Wilson at 706-891-4199, ext. 102, or by email at Adam.Wilson@ca­toosa. com.

The Ban­dits base­ball team re­cently won the 2017 12U USSSA World Se­ries in Florida, go­ing 8-1 dur­ing the week. The Ban­dits outscored their op­po­nents 89-24 dur­ing the tour­na­ment and had four shutouts. They hit .419 as a team and belted 10 homers. On the front row are team mem­bers Gauge Fuller­ton, Nate Dun­fee, Kade Cowan and Ja­cob Vokal. On the back row is Coach Kit Cowan, Chase Goodard, Tyler Goodard, Gar­ren Ramey, Coach Matt Goodard, Ross Nor­man, Talon Hol­land, Coach Mike Dun­fee, Jack Flem­ing, Brody Gen­ter and Coach Butch Gen­ter. (Con­trib­uted photo)

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