Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County announces new summer co-ed flag football league

2013-04-19T16:29:00Z 2013-04-19T16:47:04Z Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County announces new summer co-ed flag football leagueContributed by Cathie Dull Assistant Director of Resource Development Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County nwitimes.com

VALPARAISO | Youth ages 6-13 can play in the new flag football league offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County this summer. The flag football league is officially sponsored 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 June 15-July 27 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 affordable $35.00 annual memberships. New memberships purchased at flag football registration are eligible for a $10.00 discount. Flag football league fees are $35.00 for the 6-7 year old division, $40.00 for the 8-10 year old divisions, and $45.00 for 11-13 year old division. Financial aid for membership and league fees are available for those who qualify.

In-person registration is open from April 22-May 17 at the Portage, Duneland and South Haven Units. Parents may sign up Monday-Friday from 5:00-8:00 PM during those weeks. The addresses and phone numbers for the Units are as follows:

South Haven—723 Long Run Road, Valparaiso; 219-759-2565

Duneland—135 Lincoln, Chesterton; 219-926-9770

Forrest L. “Dusty” Rhode Portage—5895 Evergreen, Portage; 219-762-4613

The Valparaiso Unit will offer online registration at www.bgcpoco.org from April 23-May 10. Parents may also sign up in person at the Valparaiso Unit (354 W. Jefferson; 219-462-2182) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:00-7:00 PM during that registration period.

Practices for all teams begins the week of June 3. For more information about the flag football league, please contact your local club at the phone number provided above.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County has been opening doors to GREAT FUTURES for Porter County’s youth since 1971. The Clubs provide high quality programs for nearly 5,000 youth members in the areas of character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, the arts and sports, fitness and recreation.

For more information on membership, volunteer opportunities or to make a tax deductible donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, please contact your local Club, call (219) 464-7282 or visit www.bgcpoco.org. Great Futures Start HERE.

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