CSYFA August Newsletter with Important Information

Posted by Carol Stream Youth Football Association on Aug 07 2019 at 08:55AM PDT

Hello Panther Parents,

We are now in our second week of practices and it great to see all the kids learning and having fun out on the practice fields. It is also great to see all the parents out at the fields with all the young and hopefully soon to be Panthers and Panther Cheerladers.

We are coming up on our first preseason games this weekend and the good part is all the Panther teams are playing at home and all games will be played on the GBN Field.

Here again is the game schedule for this Saturday, 8/10.

Coaches will determine what time the players need to show up for pregame warm-ups:

Saturday August 10

Time Division Home Team Away Team

10am Flag Carol Stream White Carol Stream Black

11:30am 8U Carol Stream Downers Grove

1pm 9U Carol Stream Tri-City

2:30pm 11U Carol Stream Downers Grove

4pm Varsity Carol Stream Tri-City and Downers Grove

There will be concessions at the games this weekend. CSYFA is going to try something new this year and hope we can gain support from all. We will be using one of Shake the Can money jars at the Concession stand to collect any spare change for a charity each month during the season. CSYFA will take suggestions on what charity we should collect for. The only month that will not need a suggestion will be October as CSYFA has always support Breast Cancer Awareness and that month the donation jar will always go to Breast Cancer charity. We will begin this year with August’s charity drive collecting for ALS. One of our very own Panther families is fighting this fight and any support we can all provide would be greatly appreciated.

Hopefully by now all Parents have received our newest team fundraiser the Domino’s Pizza cards. This optional fundraiser is to help each individual team with their end-of-season party. Please make sure to put a good effort on this fundraiser as this directly benefits your team.

CSYFA will be having a Trailer Sale next week Tuesday – Thursday (8/13 – 8/15) at Red Hawk practice fields. We will be selling old and new jerseys from years past as well as some old helmets to raise money for our jersey change next year. Please come out and take a look and hopefully purchase for a good cause. Please remember there is no practice for all teams on Monday (8/12) as mandated by BGYFL due to a Coaches Meeting.

Thanks again to all the parents for their support on parking situation at Red Hawk. The repaving of the parking lot is about to begin. We are working to get some practice times over at GBN field to help alleviate some of the parking issues. Your coaches will be communicating any practice changes to you directly.

Here are some upcoming dates of importance:

Preseason Week 1 Games = Saturday 8/10/2019 at GBN

Preseason Week 2 Games = Saturday/Sunday 8/17-18 places to be determined and will be notified by coaches

Pep Rally = Saturday 8/17/2019 at 7pm at GBN High School Field. We will have Rockin Jump and Bling Wear sales going on that evening

Picture Day = Sunday 8/18/2019 at GBN High School Fieldhouse. Times will be given by coaches/team moms. Please remember do not wear cleats in Fieldhouse.

Opening of Regular Season = Saturday/Sunday 8/24 – 8/25. Games, places and times will be set and distributed shortly by BGYFL and then the coaches will inform their parents.

We look forward to giving the kids a great team environment to enjoy the game of football safely.

Hope everyone has a great football season.