PORTER COUNTY | Youth ages 6-13 can register to play in the flag football league offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County this summer. The flag football league is officially endorsed by the NFL. Every player receives an official NFL team-branded jersey and a set of flags to keep. Boys and girls will learn the fundamentals of flag football and will play in a division based on age. Games will be played among teams from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Valparaiso, South Haven, Portage, and Duneland Units. All games will take place on Saturdays May 31 – July 19, at “Field of Dreams” located at 700 North and McCool Road in South Haven.
All players must be members of the club. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County offers $35 annual memberships. Flag football league fees are $35 for the 6-7 year old division, $40 for the 8-10 year old divisions, and $45 for 11-13 year old division. Financial aid for membership and league fees are available for those who qualify.
In-person registration is open now through May 17 at the Portage, Duneland and South Haven Units. Parents may sign up from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday during those weeks. The addresses and phone numbers for the Units are as follows: Forrest L. “Dusty” Rhode Portage — 5895 Evergreen, Portage, (219) 762-4613; Duneland — 135 Lincoln, Chesterton, (219) 926-9770; South Haven — 723 Long Run Road, Valparaiso, (219) 759-2565.
The Valparaiso Unit will offer online registration at www.bgcpoco.org through May 9. Parents may also sign up in person at the Valparaiso Unit,, 354 W. Jefferson; (219) 462-2182) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m. during that registration period.
Practices for all teams begins the week of June 3.