CSYFA September Newsletter

Posted by Carol Stream Youth Football Association on Sep 05 2019 at 09:33AM PDT

Welcome to September, Panthers!

We hope everyone has been able to see the kids practice and play football. We are going into Week 3 of our regular season games. The kids are all getting their game faces on every weekend and are being cheered on by the BEST cheerleaders around. The positive encouragement from all the fans has really made for a great environment for all the players and coaches. We have tried to keep the great experiences the teams have experiencing updated on the CSYFA Facebook page (Carol Stream Panthers Football). We are trying to use the Facebook page weekly to inform everyone about all the CSYFA (home and away) games for all levels and will continue to use Facebook as another form of communication.

The CSYFA Cares campaign that was mentioned in our last newsletter as seen some positive results. Thanks to the support of all the fans at our home games the Donation can was able to raise US$47.60 for ALS. For the month of September the donation can will be collecting money for Childhood Cancer which has affected a CSYFA family. All donations collected for the month of September at all CSYFA home games will go to Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

As we have now started the football season, the main source of revenue for CSYFA moving forward is our concessions. As many of us in the CSYFA organization are donating our time throughout the season, it is very important that we get volunteer support for concessions. The schedule that was given to team moms is what is needed to avoid no coverage situations. If we do not get the help needed during all home games, we could be forced to the concession stand. Once again, any revenue gained at this time of year is going to hopefully keep our registration prices at the levels they have been for many years. CSYFA has looked at all options and the volunteer strategy is what gives CSYFA the best option to generate revenue. As you are all are, CSYFA is a non-for-profit organization and we need our CSYFA families to volunteer to help. So please keep this in mind when your Team Mom reaches out for Concessions volunteers.

The parking lot construction at Red Hawk is about to go full swing so please follow any detour arrangements that the Wayne Township Office puts in place. In discussions with them they are to do the parking lot in 2 phases starting on the East Side and moving to West Side of the parking lot. There will be different traffic patterns where as you could be using only 1 entrance/exit to enter and exit so please pay close attention. As the construction proceeds the Wayne Parking lights will continue to not be working as that will be completed near the end of the project. It is very important that parents pick up their kids at the end of practice and use extreme caution driving through the parking lot as many kids are coming off the fields.

Lastly, as we have been blessed for the most part with weather so far this year for the games and most practices the temperatures will be changing. Please make sure your children are being sent with proper attire for the weather.

We look forward to giving the kids a great team environment to enjoy the game of football safely. As always, thank you for your continued support.