GALION — Galion Youth Football and Cheer (GYF/GYC) wrapped up its 2021 season on Saturday.
According to GYF/GYC coordinator Molly Harr, “the program’s success comes from having such a large support from the community, the schools and the families.”
Galion Youth Football and Cheer is a non-profit organization that benefits local children from kindergarten through sixth grade, according to the league’s Facebook page.
Harr said that on Saturday, the Galion Youth Football and Cheer Board, along with three sponsors and the Galion High School Athletic Department, held four championship games at Unckrich Stadium, giving the children a chance to compete and cheer on the high school football field in front of fans in the stadium.
“The community turnout was amazing and the stadium was rocking!” Harr said.
Harr said Prosser Root Tree Service and KTB Roofing provided the trophies for all the players. Cake & Icing donated two large sheet cakes for all the participants.
The GYF/GYC board plans to make the championship evening an annual event, Harr said.
“The GYF/GYC board works closely with Galion City Schools and encourages high school students to complete their ‘Giving Back Community Service Hours’ through our programs,” Harr said. “So far this year high school kids have volunteered approximately 120 hours. There were even two junior high students and two high school students who volunteered to coach when flag teams did not have coaches. With the help of Galion Intermediate/Primary PTO, we even have our school mascot, Roary The Tiger, at the event.”
This year, the GYF/GYC had over 30 sponsors from the local community, Harr added.
”Without their support, programs like this one are not possible. The GYF/GYC encourages everyone to shop local!” Harr said.
Harr noted that Galion Youth Football and Cheer is always looking for volunteers to help with various aspects of the organization, including coaching football teams and cheerleaders.
For information about Galion Youth Football and Cheer, go to its Facebook page, email [email protected], or call 419-961-3630.
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