The advisory board of the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club in Wellington has formed a committee to help provide the opportunity for members of the club to play football or cheer in the Western Communities Football League.
In 2017, the board raised enough funds to pay the registration fees for 42 boys to play football and 10 girls to cheer at WCFL. Boys & Girls Club Advisory Board President Raymond Mooney, who is also a WCFL board member, said the program helps a need that both organizations have.
“At the WCFL, we love to recruit football players we can really impact. The kids at the Boys & Girls Club need sports programs like the one offered with the WCFL that help provide discipline, team building and build character,” Mooney said. “There was no doubt in my mind that this was a perfect match. It’s great to provide an opportunity that some kids may not have had otherwise.”
The staff at the Boys & Girls Club have already been getting questions regarding the program for 2018, and the committee is working hard on launching the program. The committee is currently fundraising for the program, recruiting new players and will soon offer live registration at the club.
Mooney says last year was a huge success. “When we launched the program last year, we weren’t really sure what to expect,” he said. “I had the opportunity to discuss the WCFL program to some of the kids and parents during the season. Once they signed on and participated, it was obvious how much they enjoyed playing football and how great the program is for them.”
WCFL football registration is now open at www.wcflfootball.com. Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club members have the option to check the box as members while registering, and after verification from the club, will be gifted with a scholarship, which will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis as long as the funds raised allow.
WCFL is a USA Football Heads Up-certified league committed to the safety of players.
The Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club provides after-school programming and summer camps to the children and teens of Wellington. The club serves more than 300 children per day during the school year and many more throughout the summer, providing supervised care at a lower cost to parents, while providing students the tools to become successful in life and productive citizens.
To learn more, call (561) 790-0343 or visit www.bgcpbc.org.